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Adams, John (1735-1826) to Catharine Macaulay

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01784.01 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 July 1770 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: This letter begins the Adams-Macaulay correspondence. Adams compliments Mrs. Macaulay for stripping "the false Lustre from worthless Princes and Nobles and Selfish Politicians." He refers to Macaulay's History of England.

People: Macaulay, Catharine, 1731-1791
Adams, John, 1735-1826.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: President Women's History, Politics, Literature and Language Arts, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: Road to Revolution