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    • Dumont to John Badollet, February 20, 1784

    • Badollet, John, 1757-1837 -- Correspondence; Badollet, John, 1757-1837 -- Mental health; Switzerland -- History -- 1648-1789;
    • Dumont begins this letter by stating his concerns: after spending four years away from home in a strange land (Guiana), largely solitary, Badollet is unhappy. Dumont encourages him to be strong and to try to send his imagination in a more positive...
    • Dumont to John Badollet, April 21, 1782

    • Badollet, John, 1757-1837 -- Correspondence; Switzerland -- Politics and government -- 1648-1789;
    • This letter is largely concerned with the ongoing political strife in Geneva: there was another revolt on the 8th/9th of April, 1782, when a group referred to as the Natives took up arms again. A handful of men Dumont knew by name were killed or...
    • Dumont to John Badollet, December 9, 1784

    • Badollet, John, 1757-1837 -- Correspondence; Friendship; Agriculture; Mental health;
    • In this letter Dumont first writes to Badollet about their friendship, which Dumont had begun to fear was deteriorating, but he understands now that Badollet’s previous negative attitude was merely a byproduct of some anxiety he was feeling over a...
    • Dumont to John Badollet, August 9, 1782

    • Badollet, John, 1757-1837 -- Correspondence; United States -- Emigration and immigration -- 18th century;
    • In this letter, Dumont announces to Badollet that he is leaving Geneva. He feels it is no longer their home, and that he has become a slave there; he is leaving in pursuit of liberty, which he values very much. He and Badollet disagree about...
    • Indiana History Bulletin volume 15 number 3, March 1938

    • Indiana--History--Periodicals; Mississippi Valley Historical Association; Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796--Monuments; Miami Indians.; Historic sites; Hay, John, 1838-1905.; Lincoln, Nancy Hanks, 1784-1818; Constitution Elm (Corydon, Ind.); Children's...
    • Publication of the Indiana Historical Bureau reporting on activities that promote state and local history. Issued March 1938.
    • Dumont to John Badollet, April 1784

    • Badollet, John, 1757-1837 -- Correspondence; Badollet, John, 1757-1837 -- Mental health; Switzerland -- Politics and government -- 1648-1789;
    • This letter is mainly concerned with Badollet’s well-being. Dumont has not received a letter from him in some time; Badollet’s parents are beginning to worry, and Dumont knows from previous correspondence that Badollet is not in good spirits....
    • Dumont to John Badollet, September 28, 1781

    • Badollet, John, 1757-1837 -- Correspondence; Switzerland -- Politics and government -- 1648-1789; Switzerland -- History -- 1648-1789
    • This is a personal letter from Dumont to Badollet. The correspondence begins with some gossip about a mutual friend of theirs—Mr. Gaillard—who never writes to Badollet; now Gaillard has left Geneva without visiting Dumont to say goodbye, something...
    • Dumont to John Badollet, October 20, 1782

    • Badollet, John, 1757-1837 -- Correspondence; Switzerland -- Politics and government -- 1648-1789; Teaching; Theology;
    • In this letter Dumont gives Badollet more political news: plans for a military aristocracy have been passed in Bern, many citizens have fled, those remaining have been disarmed, assemblies have been made illegal, and the new government has 1200...
    • Dumont to John Badollet, July 5, 1780

    • Badollet, John, 1757-1837 -- Correspondence; Switzerland -- History -- 1648-1789; Switzerland -- Politics and government -- 1648-1789;
    • This is a personal letter in which Dumont writes about how glad he was to read Badollet’s last letter and how much he misses him. Most of this letter is a response to Badollet’s last, so it is vague, but Dumont mainly philosophizes about...
    • Dumont to John Badollet, January 5, 1781

    • Badollet, John, 1757-1837 -- Correspondence; Switzerland -- History -- 1648-1789; Switzerland -- Politics and government -- 1648-1789;
    • It has been a while since Dumont has had time to write to Badollet, but after making his excuses and apologies, he launches into the latest news: the political state in Geneva is deteriorating quickly, and though France wants to try to mediate,...
    • Dumont to John Badollet, November 30, 1783

    • Badollet, John, 1757-1837 -- Correspondence; School buildings -- Ireland -- 18th century;
    • This letter begins with an update on Dumont’s personal life: he has written his theses and just passed his last theology exam and feels badly for not writing to Badollet sooner. He and Badollet appear to be establishing a school in Ireland, and...
    • Dumont to John Badollet, February 7, 1783

    • Badollet, John, 1757-1837 -- Correspondence; Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- 18th century;
    • This letter is largely a response to Badollet’s last. Dumont discusses Badollet’s ideas about emigration (which he appears to be in favor of), Ireland (which they currently have people surveying and are uncertain about), and the values of Genevans...
    • Dumont to John Badollet, 1784

    • Badollet, John, 1757-1837 -- Correspondence; Clergy; Land tenure -- Switzerland;
    • Dumont begins this letter with some news of his personal life—he is a pastor, and has been busy because the Easter holiday is approaching, but he has much to tell Badollet. He gossips a little and apologizes for being impatient to hear back from...
    • Dumont to John Badollet, June 18, 1783

    • Badollet, John, 1757-1837 -- Correspondence; Education -- Ireland; Bibliographies;
    • In this letter, Dumont tells Badollet that Mr. Meli (assumed to be a mutual acquaintance helping them with business) has been imprisoned in Ireland; the Irish are not very welcoming, but nevertheless, things appear to be moving forward with the...
    • Dumont to John Badollet, May 11, 1781

    • Badollet, John, 1757-1837 -- Correspondence; Switzerland -- Politics and government -- 1648--1789;
    • It has been a while since Dumont has written to Badollet, mostly because all has been quiet in Geneva; to make up for this Dumont recounts everything that has happened since the 10th of February (1781). Tensions were still high after the writing of...
    • Dumont to Gallatin, February 20, 1794

    • Badollet, John, 1757-1837 -- Correspondence; Switzerland -- History -- 1789-1815; Switzerland -- Politics and government -- 1789-1815;
    • In this letter Dumont writes about two men named Mr. de Talleyrand and Mr. de Beaumets who are going to Philadelphia to see a member of the American Senate. Both are distinguished political figures, and this letter serves as a sort of mini...
    • Dumont to John Badollet, January 28, 1781

    • Badollet, John, 1757-1837 -- Correspondence; Switzerland -- History -- 1648-1789; Switzerland -- Politics and government -- 1648-1789;
    • In this letter Dumont writes of a sad and broken Geneva, her citizens disheartened by the innocent magistrate’s exile (see the letter from 5th January, 1781). The number of assemblies is increasing as people try to understand the aristocratic...
    • Dumont to John Badollet, August 1-2, 1781

    • Badollet, John, 1757-1837 -- Correspondence; Switzerland -- History -- 1648-1789; Switzerland -- Politics and government -- 1648-1789;
    • In this letter Dumont relays a number of political complaints to Badollet, mainly centering on French interference and corruption of the Genevan and French governments. He also mentions several smaller things--he’s been sick but is recovering well,...

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