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Adams, John (1735-1826) To: Jonathan Mason.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03099 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Montezillo [i.e. Quincy] Type: Letter signed Date: 1820/10/04 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Regarding Gov. William Shirley, dismissal of Col. John Quincy and the British government's arbitrary practices in Quincy, Mass.

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Mason, Jonathan, 1756-1831.
Shirley, William, 1694-1771.
Quincy, John, 1689-1767.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: President Revolutionary War General, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Government and Civics

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform