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Proposing the Establishment of a National Gazette

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionConnecticut Historical Society: Oliver Wolcott Jr. Papers. view image
CollectionPrinted Version only (no image)
PublicationAdams, Charles Francis. The Works of John Adams. Boston, Little, Brown and Co.,1854. (no image)
Document Information
Date April 23, 1800
Author Name John Adams (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Timothy Pickering (primary) Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Benjamin Stoddert Charles Lee
Summary Adams wrote the heads of the departments about the need for a gazette similar to those in France and Britain, provided justification for the use of the gazette. Such a gazette in the U.S. would print proclamations, articles of war, articles of the navy, appointments in the army and navy and other branches of public service. To publish said gazette he requested the appointment of a President's printer and sought the opinions of the cabinet Secretaries on this matter.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes Cirlcular letter sent to the Secretaries of the State, Treasury, War, Navy, and the Attorney General.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups John Adams; Timothy Pickering; Oliver Wolcott, Jr.; James McHenry; Benjamin Stoddert; Charles Lee; Strahan; Justice Pauller; Fuller; cabinet; editor; lawyer; judge; printer; Executive Departments; Attorney General; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Europe; France; London; Westminster Hall; England; Great Britain; ;
Keywords Gazette of France; London Gazette; gazette; proclamation; articles of war; salary; ;
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