I have seen in a gazette <
from> of Richnd. as published from one of Philadelphia, in a reply from Mr. Adams P. of the US. the following passage—
I have seen an address from the people of Lancaster to Mr. Adams P. of the US. & his reply <
to it,> [. . .] both which papers were published in the gazettes of Phila., & afterwards in < most of it of those States> throughout the union. In < Mr. Adams’s> < the> Mr. As reply < to that address> is the following passage.
person> one who reads < Mr Adams’s> this reply < to the abovementioned address> to the [. . .] will < immediately> perceive that I am the person to whom Mr. A: designates by the terms “disgrac’d minister, dismissed in displeasure for misconduct.” since I was the minister who was dismissed by our admn., & < to whom the President of> who took leave of the directory of France < addressed himself in terms> upon the occasion to wh. he refers. I therefore am the person whom he < thus [. . .]> denounces < to a [. . .]> to his country in terms thus < indecent> harsh & opprobrious, since every one knows that I was the minister who &ca.
In favor of> agnst the first measure < it is to be recall—observed that> [the popy.] of Mr. W. is an object wh. always occurs. In favor of it, it is to be observed that as he wrote me a letter after my recall in terms of amity, & < likewise of> spoke of me in like terms to Dr Ed: < It> The discussion with him improper < conducted with him> managed with advantage, as he wd. not otherwise than put himself [trammed] by those [comissions]. This it is [true might be used] in a discussion with any one.
on appeal—whatever J. M. does a controversy in France a movmt.—. Here opinion—govt. has taken its position—[Propocters.] not organised—
DLC: Papers of James Monroe.