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Charles Adams to John Adams

4 Jun. 1796

My dear Sir New York June 4th 1796

The canvass of the votes for Senators for this district and for Members of Assembly to the present the City of New York was finished yesterday by the Statement I send you herewith you will perceive that the politics of this State have begun to run in a vigorous stream in the proper channel. Mr Burr is by this time pretty well convinced that his popularity is much less than he had fondly imagined. All is well. Those who are most acquainted with the sentiments of the people at large predict a federal Representation in both houses of six to one. We already see the benefit of our last census.

I met Mr King yesterday he informs me that my brother was nominated by the President as Minister Plenipotentiary to Portugal. There is a report in circulation in this City that Genet is again appointed Minister from France to the United \States/ and that he has instructions to demand ten thousand men to aid the French in the West Indies. such is the report a few days will determine the truth or falshood of it.

If true we are again plunged into a dilemma. The Minister cannot be received unless we chuse to be a mark for the finger of scorn to point at. There is at present no necessity to comment upon a circumstance as yet unveiled. You friends here are all in good health Mrs Adams joins me in the sentiments of respectful affection to my mother and your self with which I am your son

Charles Adams

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