. Most of the guests were Congressmen: Daniel Pope Cook
(1794–1827), of Illinois; Henry Williams Dwight
(1788–1845), of Massachusetts; Henry Waggaman Edwards
(1779–1847), of Connecticut; Thomas Newton Jr.
(1768–1847), of Virginia; and Timothy Fuller
(1778–1835), of Massachusetts (
Biog. Dir. Cong.
). Joseph Blunt was a rising New York City
politician who was organizing support to make JQA President (Bemis, JQA
, 2:23), and Nathaniel
H. Carter was editor of the New York Statesman
Luther Mott, American Journalism,
N.Y., 1941, p. 198). Dr.
Henry Huntt was the Adams family physician (Bemis, JQA
, 2:119). George Sullivan
(1783–1866), another Adams supporter, was in Washington to lobby for
payment of Massachusetts claims stemming from the War of 1812; his father was the
late governor James Sullivan of Massachusetts; his wife was the former Sarah
Bowdoin Winthrop of Boston (same, 2:35, 56–57, 74; Gouverneur, As I Remember
, p. 282; Mayo, Winthrop Family