This collection contains correspondence of American statesman and diplomat Rufus King (1755-1827), dating from 1782 until
1830, related to United States Department of State communications including negotiations with Great Britain; intelligence
bearing on the tension between the United States and France; financial transactions with English and Dutch banking houses;
and confidential letters written by American diplomatic representatives.
Rufus King (1755-1827) American statesman and diplomatist, was born in Scarborough, Massachusetts (now Maine). He attended
Harvard College, graduating in 1777; after a short interval of military service, he devoted himself to the study of law, and
was admitted to the bar in 1780.
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