Use Precision When Quoting
The Treaty Of Tripoli
Your Treaty with Tripoli quote is quite nearly being misrepresented by attributing it to President Adams. He never "said" that, nor did he "write" them. Your attribution makes it sound as though he did, and leaves you open to nitpicky charges of misquoting or out-of-context quoting.
A more exact way to show it would be "[T]he government of the...", Treaty with Tripoli, 1797, unanimously ratified by the US Senate, and signed into law by John Adams -- or something like that.
Just something to consider.
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