Letter to [George] Clinton
NamesEmmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)Clinton, George, 1739-1812 (Recipient)Adams, John, 1735-1826 (Creator)
Thomas Addis Emmet collection
Series XVII. The First Federal Administration
Dates / OriginPlace: London, EnglandDate Created: 1788-03-26
Library locationsManuscripts and Archives DivisionShelf locator: MssCol 927
NotesFunding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.Citation/reference: EM9592-9822
Physical DescriptionA. L. S. 2 pp. 4o
DescriptionIntroducing Col. Smith and his lady in whose welfare he is highly interested; recommending Mr. Smith as a young stranger to his protection and patronage; no present prospect but of peace, though its duration is precarious, a long war between the three empires is expected and the other powers seem to be in a temper not to be idle spectators, at least for a long time; Europe expects the speedy adoption of the new Constitution of the United States, a general opinion exists of need of reform in the old one, and that the projected change will be for our prosperity; a federal republic of sovereign states was never known to exist over a large territory, innumerable difficulties found in small countries; the real question seems to be whether the Union shall be broken or whether all shall come under one sovereignty; -- the Union is an object of such magnitude that everything but constitutional liberty should be sacrificed to it.
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IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616MSS Unit ID: 927Archives EAD ID: 278797Calendar number: EM. 9602Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6595fb30-0028-0130-0c5d-58d385a7bc34
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