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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 28 April 1796

My Dearest Friend

Our Coach is Still immoveable. The Anarchical Warriours are beat out of all their Entrenchments by the Arguments of the Friends of Peace and order. But Party Spirit is blind and deaf, totally destitute of Candour, unfeeling to every candid sentiment. The People are alarmed and Petitions are coming from all Quarters, mostly in favour of the Treaty. The Business will not be finished, if the first Vote should be against the Treaty in the House. The Senate must then take up the Subject and send down a Bill for Appropriating Monies for the British Treaty which will occasion another Debate in the House.

I have no Letter from you this Week as yet.

Mr. Madison looks worried to death. Pale, withered, haggard. Livingston looks like Horror. They have brought themselves into great Embarrassment. Gallatin has been exposed and his Ignorance as well as his other Ridicules held up. It is intolerable that a Forreigner, should act such a Part as he has done and yet go on.

I am with long habits of Attachment Your

Mrs A

Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 28 April 1796 [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, 28 April 1796. 1 page. Original manuscript from the Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
Source of transcription: Adams Papers Editorial Project. Unverified transcriptions.
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