Adams Papers

From John Adams to Thomas Sprigg, 2 June 1798

Philadelphia June 2d 1798


I return with pleasure your Congratulations, upon the Unanimity of Spirit among our Fellow Citizens, which in so firm Language expresses their Resolution to preserve inviolate their Independence; and thank you for your generous applause.

<I thank you> your unanimous Resolution to defend the Rights of Freemen or perish in the Conflict, is heroic and glorious.

I cannot promise you an Administration, of which no Man will complain, unless you will insure me that no Man <will complain>, in this querulous age, will complain of Truth, Liberty and Humanity. I can however assure you that no Part of the public Treasury shall be exhausted by me, knowingly and willingly in vain.

John Adams

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