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Adams, John (1735-1826) to William Tudor

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03625 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Quincy, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 August 1818 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Adams argues repeatedly from James Otis's work concerning Parliament's attempt to exercise control of the American colonies. He concludes with the statement "[t]hat Parliment had not Authority over America in any case Whatever."

People: Tudor, William, 1750-1819.
Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Otis, James, 1725-1783.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: President Revolutionary War, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Government and Civics, Law

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform