. 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 Intelligencer,
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 15 July.
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, 2016.