Adams Papers

From John Adams to Oliver Wolcott, Jr., 17 May 1799

Quincy May 17. 1799


I return the two Commission, inclosed in yours of the 11th. signed.

The contracted Law of N. Carolina, if followed by all the states, would make short Work with the Fæderal Government. What will be the Result of these Things? Such a Law is enough to dissaffect an whole state and excite a Rebellion against the U.S.

I am sir your most humble &c

John Adams

CtHi: Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Papers.

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