Reply to Cobb's letter of 15 November. Pleasure at hearing of success of
John Jay's negotiations. Finds reports almost too good to be true--"I am content to find
it true with a drawback equal to ten percent." Has always believed British Government
has been misled by its agents in U.S. concerning American sentiment toward Britain.
Fortunes of "federals" and "Democrats" in Massachusetts.-the Democrats "must certainly
be going to the Devil." Sees John Jay's negotiations' success as weapon of Federalists
against their political foes;
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
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