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Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) to Smith Thompson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08916 Author/Creator: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Place Written: s.l. Type: Letter signed Date: 12 November 1821 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 26 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Transmits a pardon (not included) for Thomas Bryant made on condition of his leaving the country. Thompson was Secretary of the Navy.

People: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848
Thompson, Smith, 1768-1843

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentPardonCrimeGovernment and CivicsLawImmigration and MigrationRefugees

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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