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Adams, John (1735-1826) To Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the territory North West of the river Ohio

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06399 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Letter signed Date: 18 January 1800 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: John Adams in his last days as president to the government of the territory of Ohio. Expresses gratitude to them for their kind letter, which apparently thanked him for his job while president. Mentions Arthur St. Clair, Edward Tiffin, and H. Vanderburgh. Says "Your sincere attachment to the Constitution and Government... do you honor." Pages are separated and there are two holes in the document, creating some text loss.

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Tiffin, Edward, 1766-1829.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: President, Westward Expansion, US Constitution, Government and Civics, Northwest Territory, Vice President

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