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. The editors of the National Intelligencer
denied that they
had published a distorted selection of the documents concerning JQA’s slave trade
convention (see entry for 15 July
, and note
, above) but refused to make a personal or
political issue of the Secretary’s blunt attack, expressing “our sincere regret
that one, who has so many claims on our personal respect, should have permitted
himself to use this language” (Daily National
12 July 1824). The editors then attempted further to pacify
JQA by printing all the papers on the slave trade convention in an extra issue of
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, 2014.