Adams Papers

From John Adams to John Jay, 6 January 1788

London Jan. 6. 1788

Dear Sir

The Reverend Fr. Adr. Vanderkemp, a Clergyman whom I knew at Leyden, for several years, will have the Honour to deliver you this Letter.—His Ardent Zeal in the Cause of Liberty has made him a great Sufferer, in the late unfortunate Reverse, in Holland, and, an Exile from his own native Country, he now flies with his Family to America as an Asylum. His Wit, Talents, Learning and amiable Disposition, will I hope procure him the Esteem and Affection of Americans in general.

I beg leave to introduce him to your Acquaintance and to recommend him to your advice and Protection.

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

John Adams.


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