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United States -- Foreign relations -- France

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Rush (Philadelphia) letter to unidentified, 1777 April 2

 Item — Box 1: Series 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents

Rush congratulates the unnamed recipient on his recent appointment in the army, and makes note of the support of France and Spain in America's revolutionary cause, along with other Mediterranean countries. He mentions that the army expects to check any advance of General Howe into Philadelphia, whose appearance would cause a panic. He notes that his opposition to Pennsylvania's current government has cost him his seat in Congress, but that he had planned to join the army in any case.

Dates: 1777 April 2

Benjamin Rush (Princetown) letter to James McHenry (n. p.), 1778 May 17

 Item — Box 1: Series 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents

Rush recommends Dr. James Finley to McHenry, and requests that he visit Finley's patients with him. He adds that he is forced into a military retirement by Dr. Shippen's friends, but takes pleasure in McHenry's service. Finally, he comments on the alliance with France.

Dates: 1778 May 17