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Adams, John (1735-1826) to Joseph Palmer re: family news & congressional business, continuing the army

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01725 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1775/10/03 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written as member of Congress to a neighbor at home. Adams mentions Franklin, Lynch and Harrison forming a committee to visit New England to investigate continuation of a united army.

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Palmer, Joseph, 1716-1788.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Congress, Continental Congress, Revolutionary War, Military History, Government and Civics, President

Sub Era: The War for Independence