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    • Cranch, William
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    • Adams, John
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    • Jefferson Presidency

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I received by Mr. J. Q. Adams the volumes of the “defence of the Constitutions,” for which I presume I am indebted to you.—Although I have not since had much leisure, I have still had enough to read, with some attention, the 3d. volume; particularly your examination of Nedham’s wrong constitution of a Commonwealth.—I am more than ever satisfied that the animadversions it your work has received...
When you permited me to become your correspondent, I did not intend that it should be so long before I claim’d the privilege. But ill health, and an attention to the duties which you assign’d me, have hitherto deprived me of that gratification. On the 4th. of March, after dinner, I went to the Presidents house to take charge of the boxes which you left there in the morning. I found the house...
I duly received your favour of 23d ulto. & am glad to hear your boxes arrived safe. Since I wrote you, the Eastern branch has been enliven’d by the arrival of the frigates, United States, Congress and New York, which are moor’d in the stream opposite the Navy-yard, and dismantled. The marine barracks and stores are also order’d to be erected on the banks of eastern branch, and contracts have...