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Title James Bowdoin document set
Date 1788 4 August [letter]
Description One Item: one folder with two engravings and one letter
People Bowdoin, James, 1726-1790
Dane, Nathan, 1752-1835
Otis, Samuel A.
Thacher, George
Search Terms United States History
France
Massachusetts
Scope & Content 1 a.l.s.

The first letter:
1 p. a.l.s., address
Letter dated: Boston, August 4th, 1788
Addressed to: Gentlemen [Nathan Dane, Samuel A.Otis, Geoge Thacher]
This (illegible) be delivered to you by Monsieur de Warville, an ingenious Gentleman lately arrived here from France.The numberous volumes, of which he is the Author, do him grat honour. One of them in particular, has for its object the promoting of an extensive commercial cinterbourse between France and the United States; and especially, who have the conduct and management of the affairs of the two nations. It clearly demonstrates him to be a warm friend to the United States, and in that character I beg leave to recommend him to you: as I also do a worthy Gentleman Colonel de la Terriere, his friend and companion. I have the honour to be very respectfully (illegible)
Signed: James Bowdoin

James Bowdoin (August 7, 1726 – November 6, 1790) was an American political and intellectual leader from Boston, Massachusetts during the American Revolution. He served in both the colonial council (senate) and house and was President of the state's constitutional convention. After independence he was governor of Massachusetts. Bowdoin College in Maine was named in his honor, as his son, James Bowdoin III had provided the principal endowment for its foundation.

Nathan Dane (December 29, 1752 – February 15, 1835) was an American lawyer and statesman who represented Massachusetts in the Continental Congress from 1785 through 1788.

Samuel Allyne Otis (1740-1814) was a politician from Massachusetts who was the Secretary of the United States Senate for its first 17 years. He also served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and was a delegate to the Confederation Congress in 1787 and 1788.

George Thatcher (April 12, 1754– April 6, 1824) was an American lawyer, jurist, and statesman from the Maine district of Massachusetts. His name sometimes appears as George Thacher (not to be confused with George Thacher, former mayor of Albany, New York. He was a delegate for Massachusetts to the Continental Congress in 1787 and 1788. He served as a justice in the state supreme court in both Massachusetts and Maine. (Wikipedia)