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    • Adams, John
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    • Coffin, Alexander
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    • post-Madison Presidency

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In answer to your letter I inclose you a letter from a friend in answer to your questions—Dr. Fothergills imagination was a mere fable, the vote for Independance was never foreseen till the day on which it was past it had been postponed by the by a thousand artifices for months before it did pass, And then it was forced upon them by the loud cry of the people—Oliver Cromwell’s fourth of July...
I have received your letters and copies of the papers inclosed & immediately transmitted them to Wm. Thomas Esqr Editor of the old colony memorial gazette published at Plymouth who has printed them all in that paper of 5 Oct 5. As they are now in the possession of the public, they will contribute largely to diffuse a more correct knowledge of the importance of the fisheries to our wealth...
I rejoice to learn, from your letter of the 9th Instant, that you still live; sand I hope in health, wealth and honour—Your letter is a Cordial to me—I shall be greatly obliged to you, for a fair and full Copy of Mr Thaxter’s letter to you, when you were at Amsterdam, in 1783—And still more, for a similar Copy of your answer to him in Paris, the same year; concerning the Whale and Cod...