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Old 11 February 2015, 10:00 PM
Roblynne Roblynne is offline
 
 
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Default Slavery quote ok with Boston uni

This John Adams quote is listed with the Boston University-based John Adams Heritage Society http://www.john-adams-heritage.com/quotes/ which surely gives it a high - albeit not unquestionable - degree of authenticity. There is however no cited date to the quote. I've asked them to advise further and will post their response if received.
The fact John Adams spoke endlessly about the risks of public debt also underpins the quote. Basically, ion the off chance he didn't say it, it effectively paraphrases what he did say.
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