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Adams, John (1735-1826) to Benjamin Rush re: railing against narrow, selfish spirit of parties; Napoleon

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04756 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Quincy Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1808/09/08 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Also mentions Spain, religion, and the Louisiana Claims.

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Rush, Benjamin

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: President, Politics, Government and Civics, Louisiana Purchase, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Military History, Religion, Vice President

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison