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[PRIVATE] The President's Unfortunate Conduct

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CollectionMaryland Historical Society: Special Collections, McHenry Collection. view image
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Date May 29, 1800
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Hugh Williamson (primary)
Summary McHenry laments the changes in the Executive officers and other steps the President has evidently taken to secure his election. [Adams] is acting in a manner to break up the federal party and will destroy any remaining confidence they have in him. He cannot hear Washington praised without intolerable pain and hates with inconceivable acrimony those who consider that great man to have outstripped him in virtuous and honorable reputation. It is certain that all of our courtesies to the opposition and measures to secure votes will not divert a single one from Jefferson.
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Related Persons/Groups Hugh Williamson; James McHenry; Jefferson; General Washington; President; John Adams; great offender; heads of departments; Federal Party; Thomas Jefferson; Executive officers; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Baltimore; ;
Keywords bill; ;
Key Phrases The fame of Washington will not permit him to sleep; my opinion on a certain point; fate of the bill it referred to;

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