John Adams letter North Yarmouth residents, 1798

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President John Adams wrote to the inhabitants of North Yarmouth in 1798 thanking them for endorsing him, describing the qualities of patriotism, and explaining the misplaced pretentious national feelings of a larger more powerful nation towards a smaller one; presumably of Britain toward the new United States.

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  • Title: John Adams letter North Yarmouth residents, 1798
  • Creator: Adams, John
  • Creation Date: 1798-10-31
  • Subject Date: 1798-10-31
  • Town: North Yarmouth, Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 77, Box 1/1
  • Collection: Autographs of special note
  • Object Type: Text

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