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John Adams Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 3, Chapter 10 Summary

David McCullough
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Part 3, Chapter 10 Summary

Toothaches darkened Adams' mood as his carriage rumbled through Connecticut, but he was encouraged by rumors that a British fleet had overwhelmed the French off Egypt. Adams reached Philadelphia on November 24. The news from Egypt was confirmed, and the city was busily putting itself back together after the epidemic. Washington had set up temporary headquarters. War fever was not gone, but it was moderated. Adams courteously received a local physician and self-appointed peacemaker, George Logan, recently returned from France. Pickering and Washington had refused to talk to him about his talks with Talleyrand, who was willing to receive a new American minister, provided he was a Republican. Adams declared, "I'll send whom I please," but Logan made a strong impression. Pickering and McHenry were sure war was inevitable, but they went along with the consensus view that it was still inexpedient. All agreed that the...

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