To Edmund Jenings
The Hague 13 May. 17841
I have received your Letter with the Copy inclosed,2 which has affected me too tenderly, to write any other Answer at present than this, that I have ever vindicated your Character as far as lay in my Power, from the Suspicion of having written that anonimous Libel the only case that I have ever heard of, in which it was endangered: and that I Shall ever continue to vindicate it, because I believe you as innocent of it, as an Angel in Heaven, and as incapapable of Such a Baseness.
With great Esteem, I have the Honour to be / Sir your most obedient and most humble / Servant
LbC (Adams Papers); internal address: “Edmund Jennings Esq.”; APM Reel 107.