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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 30 December 1795


My dearest Friend

You will see by the Production of Jonathan Pinlow in the inclosed that the Aristocrat has given a Title to your Husband.

A couple of little Villains are before the House on a Charge of attempting to bribe the Members. In the Course of this Business a Number of Useful Lessons will be taught. 1. One is to the People to entertain a little more respect for their Reps. 2. Another is to the Reps. to entertain more respect for themselves.

The Treaty has produced this Maneuvre, and it shews Us the Corruption of Canada Merchants as well as their Opinion of the Corruptibility of others.

Adieu
J. A.

Mrs. A



[Endorsement -- see page image]



Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 30 December 1795 [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, 30 December 1795. 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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