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From John Adams to United States Senate, 20 June 1797

United States June 20th. 1797

Gentlemen of the Senate

I nominate the Honourable Elbridge Gerry Esqr of Massachusetts to be Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, to the French Republic jointly and Severally with Charles Cotesworth Pinckney and John Marshall; in the Place of Francis Dana, who has declined his appointment, on account of the precarious State of his Health

John Adams

DNA: RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.

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