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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) to John Adams re: forwarding letter, affairs in France, Assembly of Notables

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03814 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Paris Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 February 1787 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: A diplomatic dispatch to Adams, mentioning the secrecy surrounding the Assembly of Notables, French revenue and the status of Protestants in France.

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: President Diplomacy, French Revolution, France, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Government and Civics, Politics, Taxes or Taxation, Finance, Religion, Civil Rights

Sub Era: Creating a New Government