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Charles Adams to John Adams

24 Apr. 1796

My dear Sir April 24th 1796

The Petition to the house of Representatives had so many respectable signatures to it that our Enragees did not dare to try their strength in the same way they have therefore made a [lurking] matter of it and have appointed a Committee of fifteen or twenty to sign a Counter petition in the name of all the inhabitants of the City and County of New York. This is indeed outmatching impudence. their meeting was under the canopy of Heaven Peter R spokesman and propounder and [. . .] Seconder of motions and then the mob threw up their greasy caps and gave assent. What worthy relations of the late William Livingston. Mr Van Persyn will present you this. We are all well. Believe me yours affectionately

Charles Adams

RC (MHi: Adams Papers).
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