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Rufus King Letters, 1784-1787

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Call No.: Ms Coll\King, R
Bib ID 4078988 View CLIO record
Creator(s) King, Rufus, 1755-1827
Title Rufus King Letters, 1784-1787
Physical Description 19 items (1 volume)
Language(s) English .

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Letters from King to Dr. Daniel Kilham of Newburyport, Mass. The letters refer to the personal affairs of the two men and to a large extent to the matters of contemporary diplomacy and politics. Among the subjects touched upon are the peace treaty with England, the Barbary powers, Spanish remonstrance against U.S. navigation of the Mississippi, and Mr. Adams' reception at the British court. Four of the letters bear manuscript copies of Kilham's reply.

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Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

Subject Headings

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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Adams, John, 1735-1826 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Africa, North Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diplomatic and consular service, American -- England Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kilham, Daniel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mississippi River -- Navigation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Peace treaties Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Statesmen Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Foreign relations -- England Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Foreign relations -- Spain Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1789 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American statesman.