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From John Adams to John Jay, 4 July 1823

[Quincy, Mass. July 4, 1823]

The excellent president, governor, ambassador and chief justice, John Jay, whose name, by accident, was not subscribed on the declaration of independence, as it ought to have been, for he was one of its ablest and faithfulest supporters. A splendid star just setting below the horizon.

Printed Source--Niles’ Register..

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