2. In 1824 Martin Van Buren sent Thomas Jefferson a copy of Timothy Pickering’s A Review of the Correspondence between the Hon. John Adams and the Late William Cunningham,
Esq. (see entry for 17 May 1824, and note, above). Jefferson replied on 29 June 1824, explaining his relations with JA, Elbridge
Gerry, and other politicians of the Federalist era, defending his connection with
the Mazzei letter, and denying any break with George Washington (Jefferson, Writings, ed. Ford, 10:305–316).