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Browsing: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2


This foot note contained in document ADMS-13-02-02-0005-0002-0007
1. The eighty-page pamphlet was titled Correspondence between John Quincy Adams, Esquire, President of the United States, and Several Citizens of Massa• { 344 } chusetts concerning the Charge of a Design to Dissolve the Union Alleged to Have Existed in That State, Boston, 1829. It reprinted the earlier documents in the controversy over JQA’s charge that New England Federalists had conspired to divide the Union, along with a detailed reply, dated 28 January 1829, from the “thirteen confederates” which claimed that JQA had failed to present any proof of his accusation. CFA thought that Harrison Gray Otis was the author (CFA to JQA, 7 Feb. 1829, LbC , Adams Papers).