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Adams, John (1735-1826) To: Charles Dumas

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07975 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Paris Type: Letter signed Date: 1783/01/19 Pagination: 2 p. + doc. 20.1 cm x 15.9 cm

Summary of Content: Paris Peace Negotiation: " The Great Points of Independence, The Fisheries, The Mississippi and the Boundaries are settled to our satisfaction."

People: Dumas, Charles
Adams, John, 1735-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentDiplomacyTreatyGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsRevolutionary WarDeclaration of IndependenceBoundary or Property DisputeMaritimeFranceVice President

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