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38. For the impact on JA of this sentence in the Memorial
(p. 94), see his first letter to Jenings of 18 July
(below). In the Memorial
the sentence read “France on the contrary, already (and other States will follow this example) acknowledging those states to be what they are
, has formed alliances with them on terms of perfect equality and reciprocity.”
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2007.