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John Adams to Abigail Adams

30 Dec. 1795

My dearest Friend  Philadelphia Decr 30. 1795

You will see by the Production of Jonathan Pinlow in the inclosed that the Aristocrat has given a Title to your Husband.

a couple of little Villains are before the House on a Charge of Attempting to bribe the Members, in the Course of this Business a Number of Useful Lessons will be taught. 1. one is to the People to entertain a little more respect for their Reps. 2. Another is to the Reps to entertain more respect for themselves.

The Treaty has produced this Maneuvre, and it shews Us the Corruption of Canada Merchants as well as their opinion of the Corruptibility of others.

Adieu 

J. A

RC (MHi: Adams Papers).
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