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Adams, John (1735-1826) To: Isaiah L. Green.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03511 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Quincy Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 09 December 1808 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written after retirement to Congressman Isaiah L. Green concerning repeal of Embargo Act and arming of ships.

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Green, Isaiah Lewis, 1761-1841.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Congress, President Navy, Neutrality, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Military History, Embargo, Merchants and Trade, Commerce, Weaponry

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison