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Adams, John (1735-1826) to Mr. Rutherford

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00188 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Sober Hill, in Quincy Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 03 August 1796 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written as Vice-President. Adams discusses Bordley's notes on the report of the Board of Agriculture; his escape from politics during the Summer; hopes to hear more on Rutherford's thoughts on agriculture. Numbered "155." at top of p. 1.

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Rutherford

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: President Vice President, Politics, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Government and Civics

Sub Era: The Early Republic