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7358. REPUBLICANS, Dividing.—

squibs in certain papers had long ago apprised
me of a design to sow tares between
particular republican characters, but to divide
those by lying tales whom truths cannot
divide, is the hackneyed policy of the gossips
of every society. Our business is to march
straight forward to the object which has occupied
us for eight and twenty years, without
turning either to the right or left.—
To De Witt Clinton. Washington ed. iv, 520.
(W. 1803)