Author: John Quincy Adams

b. 1845, escaped slave

John Quincy Adams Diary, volume 37 (May 6, 1828)

In this May 6, 1828, diary entry, President John Quincy Adams writes about the progress of his garden, his new horseback riding exercise regime, the 1828 Bill that was awaiting a vote by the United States Senate, and the pending appointment of William Henry Harrison as minister to the Republic of Colombia. Despite his criticism of Harrison’s ambition and lack of intelligence, on May 24, 1828, Adams named Harrison minister to Gran Colombia (which included present-day Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador, and parts of Peru and Brazil).