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. John Jebb, doctor of medicine, encyclopedic scholar, and a thoroughgoing supporter of America
from the outset of the quarrel between England and her colonies.
described him as a man “for whom I have the highest Esteem; as one of the best Citizens
of the little Commonwealth of the just upon Earth” (Caroline Robbins, The Eighteenth-Century Commonwealthman
..., Cambridge, 1959, p. 370–372;
to John Stockdale, 31 Jan. 1784,
, Adams Papers