. CFA’s letter, signed “A Lover of Justice” and printed in the Massachusetts Journal
this day, urged readers not to be carried away by “A Yankee Farmer’s” insinuations.
He pointed out that JQA had questioned the loyalty of the Massachusetts Federalist
party but “had not yet named either Strong, Gore, nor Brooks nor Cabot nor any individual.
When he does, his reasons for it may be demanded and doubtless will be given—but not
till then.” CFA’s copy of this letter is in his Composition Book, M/ CFA/21, Adams Papers, Microfilms
, Reel No. 315.