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3434. GENET (E. C.), Washington and.—[further continued].

Genet has thrown down
the gauntlet to the President by the publication
of his letter and my answer, and is himself
forcing that appeal to the people, and risking
that disgust which I had so much wished should
have been avoided. The indications from different
parts of the continent are already sufficient
to show that the mass of the republican
interest has no hesitation to disapprove of this
intermeddling by a foreigner, and the more
readily as his object was evidently, contrary to
his professions, to force us into the war. I
am not certain whether some of the more
furious republicans may not schismatize with
To James Madison. Washington ed. iv, 52. Ford ed., vi, 397.
(Pa., Aug. 1793)