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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 12 January 1794


My dearest Friend

Knowing your Taste for political Speculations I send you a couple of Pamphlets for your Amusement. The American Production is said to have been written by a Senator from Virginia Mr. Taylor, I know not how truly. It is like his Style Spirit Opinions and Sentiments.

There is too much foundation for some of his Observations: But although he said has Told some Truth he has not told the whole Truth and he has told something that is not Truth. One Bank of the United States, with its Branches strictly limited in its operations would be Useful: But the State Legislatures have multiplied Banks to such a Degree that one knows not how far the Evil has already gone nor where it will Stop. The Pamphlet however is an ill-natured wrong-headed and low-lived Thing.



[Endorsement -- see page image]



Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 12 January 1794 [electronic edition]. Adams Family Papers: An Electronic Archive. Massachusetts Historical Society. http://www.masshist.org/digitaladams/
Original manuscript: Adams, John. Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 12 January 1794. 2 pages. Original manuscript from the Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
Source of transcription: Adams Papers Editorial Project. Unverified transcriptions.
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