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Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) to James Bridge

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00958.10 Author/Creator: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 September 1794 Pagination: 3 p. + addr 26 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Apologizes for delay in notifying Bridge that President Washington has appointed Adams minister to the Netherlands. Adams will not be able to attend to business Bridge had given him. Adams left much of his unfinished business to a former classmate at Harvard named Beale, and discusses some of his unfinished cases. Suggests a way to settle the debts that Adams and Bridge owed to each other. Mentions the case of Cowdin and Maynard that Adams was involved in. Bids Bridge farewell, reaffirms their frindship, requests continued correspondence, and urges him to join public life.

Background Information: Notes: Originally after no. #958.09 in scrapbook. Part of this letter (p. 3/4) was mounted as "page 15" after #958.05. and was wrongly inventoried as #958.12.

People: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848
Bridge, James, 1765-1834
Washington, George

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentDiplomacyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGovernment and CivicsLawFinance

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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