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Adams, John (1735-1826) Thanking the citizens of New Brunswick, NJ for his reception

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06928.01 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Letter signed Date: 1798/05/08 Pagination: 1 p. 31.9 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: "I have constantly received... in New Brunswick, so much hospitality, civility, and friendship, that the candor and good will of these resolutions to me are nothing surprising."

Background Information:

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentGovernment and CivicsEntertaining and HospitalityVice President

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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