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3419. GENET (E. C.), Impetuosity.—

do not augur well of the mode of conduct of the
new French minister; I fear he will enlarge the
circle of those disaffected to his country. I am
doing everything in my power to moderate the
impetuosity of his movements, and to destroy
the dangerous opinion which has been excited
in him, that the people of the United States
will disavow the acts of their Government, and
that he has an appeal from the Executive to
Congress, and from both to the people.—
To James Monroe. Washington ed. iv, 7. Ford ed., vi, 323.
(Pa., June. 1793)