I have accepted a seat in the [Massachusetts] House of Representatives…
I have accepted a seat in the [Massachusetts] House of Representatives, and thereby have consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and the ruin of our children. I give you this warning, that you may prepare your mind for your fate.
Context: Letter to Abigail Adams
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