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Thompson, Thomas W. to John Langdon re: Louisiana purchase, Jefferson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06544 Author/Creator: Thompson, Thomas W. Place Written: Washington Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1805/12/17 Pagination: 7 p. 23 x 18.6 cm

Summary of Content: Also negotiations between France and England.

People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentGovernment and CivicsPoliticsLouisiana PurchaseWestward ExpansionFranceGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsDiplomacyNapoleonic Wars

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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