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4. JA took this quotation, meaning essentially that an honest man is a lonely man, directly from Philip Mazzei's letter of 19 Aug.
(and note 3
, above), and used it in the same sense as Mazzei did there.
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.