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Adams, John (1735-1826) to Elbridge Gerry

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08126 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph manuscript Date: 29 October 1778 Pagination:

Summary of Content: Draft of Genet's letter to Adams planning to ask French to reinforce D'Estaing, copied by Adams and sent to Elbridge Gerry

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826
Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PresidentRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralDiplomacyFranceMilitary HistoryNavyGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsVice President

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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