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Title
Letter to Samuel Adams
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803 (Recipient)
Adams, John, 1735-1826 (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series VI. Declaration of Independence

Dates / Origin
Place: Passy, France
Date Created: 1778-12-07
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Topics
United States. Declaration of Independence
Genres
Documents
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical Description
A. L. S. Endorsed in the handwriting of Samuel Adams. 3 pp. Fo
Description
Criticises, guardedly and without mentioning names, the American commissioners in Paris; Ralph Izard gives too much attention to social life; public business would suffer if he were left alone here; he and Arthur Lee were in constant opposition to Franklin; does not know the truth about Lee's speculation in English funds; his is a character that should be watched; thinks the French minister and consul to the United States have been prejudiced against Franklin; speaks of Silas Deane; asks Adams to use this letter with discretion, and for the public good.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 275669
Calendar number: EM. 1551
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d49636a0-c52e-012f-7610-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1778: Place
  • 1828: Creator Born
  • 1919: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to Samuel Adams