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Adams, John (1735-1826) To: King George III.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07946 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: New York Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1785/02/24 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Establishing diplomatic ties with England. Letter of credentials. A true copy in Adams' hand, with clerical copies of Adams' appointment and William Smith's appointment.

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794.
Smith, William Stephens, 1755-1816.
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Government and Civics, Diplomacy, President, Revolutionary War, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Vice President

Sub Era: Creating a New Government