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Writings of John Quincy Adams (1915)


Writings of John Quincy Adams (1915)

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Excerpt from book: asked and he had promised this publication only as the counterpart to that of the English manifesto in the same papers. He said that if I absolutely insisted upon it, they should be published: but that he knew it would be imputed entirely to him. I replied that placing it upon the footing of a personal favor to him, I would press the subject no farther: but that I hoped I should see no further publication of English statements injurious to my country in the Russian gazettes. He said he would accept my forbearance on the ground upon which I placed it, of a personal favor to him, and the more readily, because Lord Walpole had already reproached him for a publication in the gazettes relative to the American mission, and that there should be, so far as depended upon him, no publication on the subject of our war which could be offensive to us. In the Count's situation I could ask no more of him. I have no doubt that the publication now of those papers would aggravate the peril of his condition, and it would probably be of no service to our cause.1 I am etc. TO JOHN ADAMS St. Petersburg, 17 February, 1814. My Dear Sir: There are still here a small number of Americans who came to this country upon commercial pursuits and who after bringing their affairs to a conclusion successively take their departure to return home, and thereby afford us opportunities of writing to our friends. One of them is Mr. Hurd 2of Boston, who goes to Gothenburg there to embark directly for the United States, and by whom I propose to send this letter. 1 Cf. Adams, Memoirs, February I, 1814. On the 23d Adams received the circular letter from Count Romanzoff announcing his temporary inability to conduct the duties of the Department of Foreign Affairs. 'John R. Hurd. I wrote to you by Mr. Gallatin...  
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