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Adams, John (1735-1826) to Issac Monroe and Ebenezer French

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08342 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 May 1812 Pagination:

Summary of Content: Re: Treaty of Paris with Britain, 1783, and France 1800: Concluding a series of reminiscences for the Boston Patriot (1809-1812), he writes to the Publishers: "I have been insulted by Ignorance and Impudence on the account of these Treaties more than any other actions of my Life. I have no more to say at present...Witnesses to whom I intended to have appealed, have, even while I have been writing, a Dana, a Lincoln, a knox been summoned to an higher Trybunal."

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentRevolutionary WarDiplomacyGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsPeaceTreatyQuasi-warFrancePoliticsAmerican StatesmenDeathMilitary HistoryVice President

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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