The Letters and Papers of Richard Rush

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Richard Rush (1780-1859), lawyer and statesman, served as U.S. attorney general, secretary of the treasury, minister to Great Britian and France, and federal agent for numerous treaty negotiations. After singlehandedly guiding James Smithson’s $500,000 bequest through Chancery Court, Rush took a place on the first Board of Regents of the resulting Smithsonian Institution. Incorporated into this comprehensive collection of his writings are Rush’s observations on nearly every facet of Americna life--domestic and foreign policy, economics, law, the military, literature, science, and philosophy.

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