Adams Papers

From John Adams to James Jervey, 13 May 1813

Quincy May 13 1813


I received yesterday the letter with which you honoured me on the 26 April inclosing Mr Elliots Oration on the inauguration of the Federal constitution. I thank you gentlemen for your polite attentions

The brilliant prospects of your orator into futurity have almost excited a wish for a prolongation of Life, in your most humble Servant

John Adams.

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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