“The Treaty passd Senate, with the inclosed Amendment, on the 24th. You have the remainder of the Articles herewith. . . . Secrecy has been required. I protested I would not adhere to it. Mr. Mason made the same declaration. You may make any use you think proper of the Articles, except Printing them, which I believe I said I would not do. If this business gives satisfaction in the States I am much mistaken. I wish it may not sow the seeds of future discord.”

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