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Adams, John (1735-1826) to James McHenry re: War Department's fiscal needs

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02793.008 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Quincy Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1799/07/07 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written as President to his Secretary of War. Numbered at top 173.

People: McHenry, James, 1753-1816.
Adams, John, 1735-1826.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: President Government and Civics, Finance, Military History, Quasi-war, France, Navy, Military Supplies

Sub Era: The Early Republic