Recipient: Adams, Abigail
[dateline] Phil. April 28. 1796
[salute] My Dearest Friend
Our Coach is Still immoveable. The Anarchical Warriours are beat out of all their
Entrechments by the Arguments of the Friends of Peace and order. But Party Spirit
is blind and deaf. totally destitute of Candour—unfeeling to every candid sentiment.
The People are alarmed and Petitions are coming from all Quarters, mostly in favour
of the Treaty. The Business will not be finished, if the first Vote should be against
the Treaty in the House. The Senate must then take up the Subject and Send down a
Bill for Appropriating Monies for the British Treaty which will occasion another Debate
in the House.
I have no Letter from you this Week as yet.
Mr Madison looks worried to death. Pale, withered haggard— Livingston looks like Horror.
They have brought themselves into great Embarrassments. Gallatin has been exposed
and his Ignorance as well as his other Ridicules held up. It is intollerable that
a Forreigner, Should act such a Part as he has done and yet go on. I am with, long
habits of / Attachment your