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• John Adams
Special Message
January 28, 1799

Gentlemen of the Senate and Gentlemen of the House of Representatives:

An edict of the Executive Directory of the French Republic of the 29th of October, 1798, inclosed in a letter from our minister plenipotentiary in London of the 16th of November, is of so much importance that it not be too soon communicated to you and the public.


Citation: John Adams: "Special Message", January 28, 1799. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.
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