Elbridge Gerry letterbook, 1797-1801.

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Elbridge Gerry letterbook, 1797-1801.

Letterbook kept by Elbridge Gerry while serving as a U.S. minister to France, 1797-8. Letters to his wife Ann Thompson Gerry and his daughters Ann and Eliza discuss his journey to Paris, the health of various family members, and the negotiations of Gerry, John Marshall, and Charles C. Pinckney with French Foreign Minister Talleyrand. Letters to Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (1798-1801), apparently transcribed into the book by Gerry's daughter Ann, concern the XYZ affair and the ensuing war with France.

1 vol. in a case.

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Gerry, Ann, 1791-ca.1884.

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Gerry, Ann Thompson, d. 1849.

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Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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