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Docno: ADMS-06-06-02-0204

Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Gerry, Elbridge
Date: 1778-07-09

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To Elbridge Gerry

Passy, 9 July 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:149–150. Adams discussed Great Britain's shortsighted and self-defeating policy in refusing a just treaty and, as an example of Britain's self-deception and misunderstanding of America, pointed to a peace proposal, rejected out of hand, that sought to bribe American leaders by offering them peerages.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2016.