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3681. HARTFORD CONVENTION, Contempt for.—

If they could have induced
the government to some effort of suppression,
or even to enter into discussion with them, it
would have given them some importance, have
brought them into some notice. But they have
not been able to make themselves even a subject
of conversation, either of public or private
societies. A silent contempt has been the sole
notice they excite; consoled, indeed, some of
them, by the palpable favors of Philip[England].—
To Marquis Lafayette. Washington ed. vi, 426. Ford ed., ix, 509.
(M. 1815)