Benjamin Rush was an American political leader and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. During the period when John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were not speaking, Rush had a prophetic dream that both men would reconcile and die at nearly the same moment. Incredibly, this turned out to be true—both died on July 4, 1826. Rush was delighted with the role he played in facilitating the reconciliation.
Benjamin Rush Character Timeline in Founding Brothers
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Chapter 6: The Friendship
...John Adams sent a short, friendly letter to Jefferson, enclosing two pieces of homespun fabric. Rush was thrilled and credited himself for this development. Jefferson sent a long letter in response,... (full context)