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Adams, Thomas B. (1772-1832) to Joseph Pitcairn re: treaties before Congress, including one with Algiers

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03575 Author/Creator: Adams, Thomas B. (1772-1832) Place Written: The Hague Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 04 May 1796 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written as American Vice-Consul to France.

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Government and Civics, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Congress, Diplomacy, Treaty, Barbary Wars, Barbary Pirates, Africa Barbary Coast

Sub Era: The Early Republic