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Dismal State of U.S. and European Fiscal Affairs

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionPierpont Morgan Library: Gilder Lehrman Collection view image
CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
PublicationAutograph Letters of Presidents Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Harrison, and of Hamilton, Lafayette, Chase, Carroll of Carrollton, Thomas and C. C. Pickney, W. Pinkney, Paine, Wayne, Pickering, Wolcott, Lee, [and] Rush. To be sold in Baltimore, On Thursday, Dec. 15th, at 11 o'clock, A. M. [Baltimore]: Gibson & Co., Auctioneers, 1859. (no image)
PublicationAdams, Charles Francis. The Works of John Adams. Boston, Little, Brown and Co.,1854. (no image)
Document Information
Date July 27, 1799
Author Name John Adams (primary) Location: Quincy
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Adams waxes depressedly about the state of U.S. financial affairs, comparing them to the similar dismal state of "debt and taxes" in Europe.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; John Adams; Trenchard; Gordon; Bolingbroke; Barnard; Walpole; Hume; Burgh; Burke; Secretary of War; President United States; cavalry; ;
Related Places Quincy; Massachusetts; Europe; Great Britain; ;
Keywords rush upon my memory and frighten me out of my witts; system of debts and taxes is levelling all government in Europe; arrive at the European crisis; practicable or imaginable expedient to escape; rec'd your favor; objection to the plan you propose of raising a company of cavalry; think of our means without shuddering; declarations as well as demonstrations; ;
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