Don’t forget, folks, The USSSoc will be celebrating the 4th of July tomorrow, on the 4th of July. Join us from 1pm at the Australian Youth Hotel and enjoy food, drinks and a surfeit of red, white and blue decoration! More details and an official invitation can be found here

And, as a special addition to this news bulletin, the USSSoc would like you to check out this rare correspondence, which USSSoc Vice-President Dean Fernandez uncovered at the National Archives in Washington DC only very recently, between Founding Fathers John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. “The correspondence,” Fernandez explains, “was written circa 1782-1785 when both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson served their young country overseas; Adams dispatched to the Dutch Republic to obtain loans for the Republic, and Jefferson seconded as America’s ambassador to France.

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