[24 March 1779]
That Mr. John Adams threatned Mr. Izard with the Displeasure of Congress in his opposing
the 11th. and 12th. Articles of the Treaty of Commerce; and, that the said Mr. John
Adams entertained Expectations that Congress would be inattentive to the Interests
of nine States of America to gratify the Eaters and Distillers of Melasses.
Evidence. Mr. Izards Letter to the President 12th. Sepr. 1778.