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Adams, John (1735-1826) to Elias Boudinot

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02449 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Paris, France Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 March 1783 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Adams introduces Joshua Grigby, Jr. to President of Congress Boudinot. Adams describes Grigby as the wealthy son of a Suffolk gentleman, who "wishes to settle and be happy in America." Adams notes that Grigby will be able to tell Boudinot about English politics.

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Immigration and Migration, President Letter of Introduction or Recommendation, Congress, Politics, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy

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