Adams Papers

From John Adams to Samuel Adams, Sr., 11 May 1797

Philadelphia May 11. 1797


It was but two days ago that I recived your obliging Letter of the Seventeenth of April by Mr Wyllis. I have found this Gentleman as you represent him intelligent, observing and impartial. I have had much pleasure in his conversation and expect more.

I thank you Sir for your kind congratulations. As to party Papers they will represent Us as they please: and there is no remedy but Patience, and now and then a little contempt—. I can with pleasure [reciprocate] your conclusion by subscribing myself [. . .] / old and unvaried Friend

John A[dams]

NN: George Bancroft Collection.

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