Adams Papers

From John Adams to Armistead Smith, 28 June 1798

Philadelphia June 28 1798

To the Citizens of <Mathews> the County of Mathews in Virginia

Your unanimous Resolutions of the 12 of June have been communicated to me by Mr Evans your Representative<s> in Congress.

I thank you for your determination, that, whenever You shall find an Attack made on your national honor Character and respectability, your Country may rest assured, that to rescue America from public Odium and in defence of your Lives, Liberty and Property, You will again risque those dear and valuable Blessings.+

John Adams

+With you I cherrish the hope, that every Act of the Executive Government, will warrant your warmest Wishes and Prayers for the success of their Measures.

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