Adams Papers

From John Adams to George Clinton, 6 January 1788

London Jan. 6, 1788.

Dear Sir

Give me leave to introduce to your Excellency, The Reverend Mr Fr. Adr. Vanderkamp a gentleman of very brillant Talents and great Merit: who is at Present suffering Persecution for his Attachment to Liberty. His abilities and his Knowledge of the Dutch language, will I hope introduce him to some Employment, in which he may be Useful as well as happy. As a Clergyman he was vastly esteemed and beloved by his Congregation at Leyden.

With great Respect I have the Honour / to be, Sir, your most obedient and / most humble servant

John Adams

DLC: J. P. Morgan Signers of the Declaration of Independence Collection.

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