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Mr B. Vaughan presents his respectful compliments to Mr Adams, and having received news of Mrs Adams & Mrs Smith, concluded it had come into his family by a message obtained by his servant. He is sorry to find upon inquiry that it is otherwise, & begs that this circumstance may be accepted as his apology for not having sent earlier to either.
[. . .]> Dr. Priestly and Mr Wilkinson &c, were much disappointed at not having the pleasure of Mr. Adams’s company on Monday & Tuesday last; but Dr. Herschell will always of course be happy to see his Excellency;—but the longer the visit is deferred, the more will be there to see. The most proper time is, the first quarter of the moon, whenever the visit is intended.
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MHi: Adams Papers.