Adams Papers

From Thomas Boylston Adams to William Smith Shaw, 29 September 1800

29th: Septr: 1800.

Dear William,

Here you have some more of the genuine. “The Constitutionalist” is your Hble Servt Thomas Cooper Esqr: late of Manchester GB. now of Philadelphia Jail—A most potent & zealous advocate for the federal Constitution in opposition to “Mr: Adams’s” Defence & the Discourses on Davila. He has attained No. 6 in the paper of this morning, but it would swell my packet too much to send it, as nothing else of consequence is contained in it.

I thank you for the name of Junius Ams: given in y[our] favor of the 19th: currt:—Chatham is a good writer. Does [he] write any thing?—He can & ought to write—but I do not believe he does. You dont send me quite enough Boston papers—

What do you think of our poetical warfare here? S. Ewing, Your friend and Correspondent, is “Laureat to his honor”—He wrote Seneca in Wayne’s paper. The Govr: is dreadfully goaded by the combined laborers of Parnassus— He threatens to make them desist—What a pity he has no gagg-law in his favor. Our annual Election takes place tomorrow fortnight—Israel runs for Sheriff against a good federal Candidate & no Jew—The struggle will be violent and the result is dubious.

The trunk has arrived in safety and will be delivered when call’d for.

I am &ca: / Your’s

T B Adams


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