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Adams, John (1735-1826) re: proposal for printing his collection of papers

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07839.03 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1791/02/28 Pagination: 1 p. + dock. 25.8 x 20.2 cm

Mr Adams presents his compliments to Mr Hazard, and returns, with Pleasure, the Proposal for printing his valuable Collection of the State Papers, with a Subscription

Senate Chamber Feb. 28. 1791

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