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Adams, John (1735-1826) A Defence of the Constitutions, with Summary History... [decimalized]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00177 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1787 Pagination:

Summary of Content: [decimalized 00177.01-00177.02]

Full Transcript: Washington Dec 8, 1810
Dear Sir
I recd. in due time your favor of the 15th instant and with it a copy of your translation of Bynkershoek. I am glad to find ...that in the midst of your professional occupations, you have completed a work which was so much wanted, and which required that accurate knowledge of both languages which you posses. The addition of your notes will contribute to recommend both of our Statesmen & Students. A nation which appeals to law, rather to force, is particularly bound to understand the use of the instrument by which it wishes to maintain its rights as well as of those which, angst. its wishes, it may be called upon to employ. When the sword alone s the law, there is less inconsistency if not more propriety in neglecting those Teachers of right and duty. With my thanks for your very acceptable present, and my apology for the delay of them, be pleased to accept assurances of my esteem & friendly respect

Mr Madison
Dec 8 1810

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People: Adams, John, 1735-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentVice President

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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