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Letter to [Tristram] Dalton

Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Dalton, Tristram (Recipient)
Adams, John, 1735-1826 (Creator)

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series V. Presidents of Congress, and the United States

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1797-01-19
Place Term: Philadelphia, Pa.
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Physical Description
A. L. S. Endorsed. 4 pp. 4o
Acknowledges letter of the 16th congratulating him on his approaching presidency; great quantities of handbills have been circulated in the late election; the more they write and lie about his Defence [of the American Constitution], the more good they will do by causing people to read the volumes; the principles of his book will be adopted soon in France; they have already raised that government out of anarchy; our antifederal emissaries have made the French believe that we shall do as they please; he will need the help of his friends, if elected president; a postscript deprecates the democratic tendencies of Jefferson and his patronage of Thomas Paine and Philip Freneau.
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b11868616
MSS Unit ID : 927
NYPL MSS: 275613
NYPL Other: EM. 1369
UUID: 9ad3ffd0-c52e-012f-629d-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1797: Created
  • 1828: Creator Born
  • 1919: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Letter to [Tristram] Dalton