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Volume IX (pub 1854) - Adams, John, and Charles Francis Adams. 1850. The works of John Adams, second President of the United States: with a life of the author, notes and illustrations. Boston: Little, Brown.
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Page 167 - Gentlemen of the Senate: I have considered the advice and consent of the Senate to the ratification of the convention with France under certain conditions. Although it would have been more conformable to my own judgment and inclination to have agreed to that instrument unconditionally, yet as in this point I found I had the misfortune to differ in opinion from so high a constitutional...