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Adams, John (1735-1826) to John [Jean] Luzac re: America should maintain neutrality

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02294 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Quincy Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1793/10/02 Pagination: 2 p. + addr 25 x 21 cm

Summary of Content: Written as Vice President, recommending Tobias Lear, former secretary to President George Washington. "This country is too happy in the enjoyment of that Liberty which cost them so dear to risque it, by medling in foreign wars." Luzac, a distinguished lawyer, philologist and journalist, was "Professor of Grecian Literature in the University of Leyden." Written on front of leaves only, with integral address leaf.

Full Transcript: Quincy near Boston Oct. 2d 1793
Dear Sir
The Bearer of this Letter is Mr. Lear the late Secretary to President Washington a Gentleman universally esteemed and beloved wherever he is ...known. I beg Leave to introduce him to your Acquaintance and Friendship. This Country is too happy in the Enjoyment of that Liberty which Cost them So dear to risque it, by medling in foreign Wars: and too gratefull to those who assisted [struck: them] [inserted: it], to join in any Crusade against them. I shall ever remember with Pleasure, the time I have formerly passed in your Society, and wish it were in my Power to be a better Correspondent.-With sincere Esteem I am and ever Shall be your Friend and humble Servant.
John Adams
Mr. John Luzac

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People: Adams, John, 1735-1826
Lear, Tobias, 1762-1816
Washington, George

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentVice PresidentOffice SeekerGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistoryNeutralityFreedom and Independence

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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