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Adams, John (1735-1826) to Timothy Pickering

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03297 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Quincy, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 March 1799 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: President Adams approves the appointment of James Reid of New Hampshire as Vice Consul in Canton (Guangzhou, China). One black and white bust engraving of John Adams included.

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829.
Reid, James, fl. 1739.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Politics, President Government and Civics, Diplomacy, Commerce, Asia, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: The Early Republic