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But America is a great, unwieldy Body. Its Progress must be slow. It is like a large Fleet sailing under Convoy. The fleetest Sailors must wait for the dullest and slowest. Like a Coach and sixthe swiftest Horses must be slackened and the slowest quickened, that all may keep an even Pace.

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Source Notes: Source: JOHN ADAMS, letter to Abigail Adams, June 11/June 17, 1775.Adams Family Correspondence, ed. L. H. Butterfield, vol. 1, p. 216 .

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John Adams (October 30, 1735 July 4, 1826) was the first (1789 1797) Vice President of the United States, and the second (1797 1801) President of the United States.

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