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Adams, John (1735-1826) to Richard Price

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00782.01 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Auteuil, France Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 April 1785 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Recipient from contents. Thanks Price for his book Observations on the importance of the American Revolution. Has received 1st and 2d editions. States that to him the chief liberty is that of conscience.

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Price, Richard, 1723-1791.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War, President Freedom and Independence, Morality and Ethics, Literature and Language Arts, Government and Civics, Commerce, Religion, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: Creating a New Government