643. John Cranch to William Cranch
London, 25 January 1788 (excerpt)1

… Your observation upon the incompetent power of the federal congress, confirms a remark of mine co-eval with the very constitution of that assembly, and which, as a zealous friend to firm and good government all the world over I especially enforced in letters to uncle Palmer several years ago: But no more of politics, if you please, for the present. …

1. RC, William Cranch Papers, DLC.