The Puritan soul of John Quincy Adams had been much mortified by the tissue of intrigue and double dealing that had surrounded his negotiations for the acquisition by his beloved United States of the Florida territory.
Whatley, George C.
"East Florida Land Commission: A Study in Frustration,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 50
, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol50/iss1/6