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King, Rufus (1755-1827) to [Timothy Pickering] re: expulsion of American minister Pinckney from France

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04842.09 Author/Creator: King, Rufus (1755-1827) Place Written: London Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1797/02/06 Pagination: 1 p. + engraving 24.9 x 20.1 cm

Summary of Content: Written as American ambassador to Great Britain, to the Sec. of State.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Government and CivicsFranceGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsQuasi-warDiplomacy

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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