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Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) to Sylvanus Bourne re: complaints about Mr. Skipwith

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07117 Author/Creator: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Place Written: The Hague Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1795/02/19 Pagination: 2 p. + addr 23.1 x 19 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07117 Author/Creator: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Place Written: The Hague Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1795/02/19 Pagination: 2 p. + addr 23.1 x 19 cm

Summary of Content: As Minister to the Netherlands he complains about a letter from Mr. Skipwith, "who must know perfectly well that I cannot command a farthing of public money for the application of which I am not expressly authorized." Adams also questions the authenticity of the Skipworth's letter. Adams fears that complying with the vague request for money will "lead to circumstances unpleasant to me, and dangerous to those we are disposed to serve."

Background Information:

People: Bourne, Sylvanus, 1761-1817
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentGovernment and CivicsDiplomacyGlobal History and CivicsForeign Affairs

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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