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    • Carey, Mathew
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    • Adams, John
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By last Mail, I sent you a copy of the new Edition, & I now send you two, of which I request your acceptance. I hope this Edition will meet with as much approbation from you, as the former. It has cost the editor much pains & trouble. If it answers no other purpose, it will be of considerable service to future historians. Your obt. hble servt MHi : Adams Papers.
By this day’s mail I forward you a Set of the Naval History, which I request You will place in your library, as a mark of respect & esteem from / Your obt. hble servt. I send a Copy for Capt Marston P.S. I have much alarmed myself respecting the probability of a separation of the states. My friends generally are tranquil on the subject. This does not allay my fears. Will you be so good to...
I have recd your favour of the 20th and should have before now sent you a copy of the Olive Branch; but the first Edition is so very imperfect, having been very much hurried in the execution, that I determined to wait till the second is ready. This will probably be about the middle of next week. Mean while I send you by this opportunity such part of the new one as is ready. You may from thence...
It is a long period since I have been favoured with a line from you—which I much regret. A Continuation of the Correspondence wd. have afforded me high gratification. I enclose two half parts of the different Editions of the Olive Branch, wherein I have borne my testimony in favour of your valuable, but much abused work. I remain, respectfully, / Your obt. hble. Servt MHi : Adams Papers.
Your favour of the 28th. ult—is duly recd I believe there is not a copy of the first Volume of the Defence, to be had in the United States, for Sale. This work, revised & corrected, would, I believe, at a future day, bear a small Edition. It is a pity itshould be out of the market I am, very respectfully, / Your obt. hble. servt MHi : Adams Papers.
I take the liberty to send you a copy of the Addresses of the Philadelphia Society for the protection of National Industry, of which I request Your acceptance, & am, / respectfully, / Your obt. hble Servt MHi : Adams Papers.
I am sorry to inform you that I cannot procure a copy of The Life of Jackson, of wh this Edition is sold out. I send by this mail a copy of the Olive Branch, of which I request your acceptance. The very brief vindication of the work on the American Constitutions, is contained in page 39. I regret that it is so concise. If you have duplicate copies of any of Your recent newspaper or other...
Your favour of the 9th. I have only recd. & Feel gratified that the note in the Olive Branch is satisfactory. It was an amende honorable, called for not only by justice to you & the valuable work it refers to, but a Regard to my own feelings. I have always regarded the acknowledgment of error as more honourable than the defence of truth. For one person capable of the former virtue, there are...
Several times since my return home, I have thought it wd be proper to write you on the subject of the Conversation that took place at your table as both business, & a certain reluctance to resume the subject, have prevented me from enacting this purpose.—Further reflexion has convinced me that justice to myself and to the cause of truth, imposes a duty on me, to vindicate the Olive Branch &...
When I wrote you last, I had not only considered the contents of the letter to which I replied—& therefore deem it necessary to make some addition to it On the subject of the Western insurrection, the Olive Branch contains some animadversions, sufficiently caustic, as I am persuaded you will allow, if you examine them. But had I been wholly silent on this tender topic, it wd. have been no...