Adams Papers

From John Adams to Timothy Pickering, 5 August 1799

Quincy August 5th 1799


I thank Mr Bordley kindly for his book, & you for your care and trouble in sending it.—I have a great opinion of Mr. Bordleys experience, skill & knowledge in husbandry, & should have great delight in trying his experriments, if I were not obliged to recollect & apply to myself, president Washingtons words to me, a few days before he went out & I came in. Sir I have read nothing these eight years, but the papers that have been brought me from day to day.

With much respect.

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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