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Winthrop, James to Joseph B. Varnum

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03845.01 Author/Creator: Winthrop, James Place Written: Cambridge Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 December 1797 Pagination: 2 p.

Summary of Content: re: thanks for copy of president's speech, troubles with France, popularity of war with Spain. {6}


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: American StatesmenPresidentPresidential Speeches and ProclamationsFranceGovernment and CivicsMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyCongressQuasi-war

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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