Adams Papers

To John Adams from Pseudonym: "Verax", 30 September 1798

Baltimore Sunday—30th: Septr: 1798.

Honor’d & Respected Sire

That we have One Still day in Seven undisturb’d by Mobbs & Drums & French Irreligion & Fraternity. I as a humble Individual, Thank you in particular Sincerely For, & From Them & Their Infedelity Good Lord deliver Me, & mine for ever & ever Amen!!!—General Smith & Mr: Winchester, are our Candidates,. (No I beg Mr: Winchesters pardon. For He was press’d to come forward by allmost Every Independent Gentleman—French men & General Smith Family Excepted in Baltimore) For Congress—Electioneeing & nothing Else Going Forward, & altho’ The Election comes on to Morrow morning, its Issue is acknowledg’d at this moment to be very doubtfull, & let no Man hereafter Say That there is not a French=Faction in Our Country—Blood has already been drawn on this Business. & more I fear will Flow. As during Fourteen Years I have constantly Resided in Baltimore. I hardly ever Saw more Malevolence—The Summers of 94 & 95 Excepted—For your Perusal, I herewith forward you, Some of our most Recent Papers—On The close of the Election, I will again & probably for the last time, Forward you Some more—which will end the <present> Communications for the present from


The Electioneering Tickets White Ribbond &c. &c.

The motto


The Friend of Goverment,

Adams, & Washington!

The General’s


& The Constitution!

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