Adams Papers

From John Adams to Thomas Foreman, 3 December 1798

To the Inhabitants of the County of Mason in the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Phyladelphia—Decr 3. 1798


I have received an obliging Address Subscribed with the Names of a long List of your respectable Inhabitants, declaring without hesitation their determination to rally round the Standard of their Country, <and Support its constituted Authorities> and pledging their Lives their Fortunes and their Sacred honor to support its constituted Authorities. And Address So decided and patriotic, from <so rem> a state so remote from the seat of Government, and the first of the kind from Kentucky, gave me great Pleasure. It is a Proof, of a Truth that I have all along believed without a Doubt, that wherever there were Americans there such sentiments would sooner or later appear

John Adams

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