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Adams, John (1735-1826) to Caesar Augustus Rodney

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00922 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Quincy Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 September 1818 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: re: revolutions in South America, mentions memories of James Otis. Rodney had just returned from South America

People: Rodney, C. A. (Caesar Augustus), 1772-1824.
Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Otis, James, 1725-1783.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War, Latin and South America, President Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Freedom and Independence, Religion

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform