Adams Papers

From John Adams to Hendrik Fagel, 25 January 1788

Grosvenor Square London Jan. 25. 1788


The frequent Civilities I have received from you have emboldened me, to inclose to you, a Memorial to their High Mightinesses, and another to His most Serene Highness, by which I beg the Favour of you to deliver. I hope there will not be judged to be any Impropriety in this Method of conveying these Memorials, and that you, will have the Goodness to excuse the Trouble of it.—I should have been happy to have had another Opportunity of paying my Respects to you and of thanking you for all your politeness upon many and various occasions.

I have Signed the Memorials, to the States General, one in French, the other in my own native Language and the Language of my country. You may deliver both of them, or either, at your discretion. I am not critically Skilled in French, and fear that the Composition in that Language will not be found elegant: but it expresses the Sentiments of my Heart and therefore I hope it will be accepted.

Wishing every blessing to you and / yours, I remain with Sentiments / of great Respect and Esteem, Sir / your most obedient and most /humble Servant

John Adams.


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