Adams Papers

To John Adams from Morgan J. Rhees, 21 February 1798

Philadela. Feby. 21st. 1798


Your known philanthropy and attachment to Christianity, emboldens me to present for your perusal the address and constitution of a society whose objects are to mitigate the miseries & augment the happiness of mankind.

As the success of such an undertaking depends, in a great measure, on the support of liberal, intelligent and influential characters; the patronage of the President of the U.S. would, no doubt, attract to the same sphere of benevolence a great number of enlightened Citizens.

In behalf of the Institution / I subscribe myself an admirer of your / virtues and a sincere freind to the / Government over which you preside

Morgan J Rhees

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