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Neufville, John de (fl. 1779-1789) to William Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00902 Author/Creator: Neufville, John de (fl. 1779-1789) Place Written: Amsterdam, Netherlands Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 March 1781 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 23 x 18.5 cm.

Discusses war with "haughty England" and, once peace is established, the astonishment of the world at "a young flourishing Republick... happy in its constitution." Mentions Sweden and England and a return trip to America.

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