Adams Papers

To John Adams from Committee of Citizens Boston, 1 March 1818

Quincy, 1, March, 1818


Being deputed by a numerous body of our fellow citizens of Boston, we have to request that you would permit a Marble bust of you to be executed by an able artist now resident in that Town to be placed in Faneueil Hall

In thus soliciting your assent to this tribute of our high respect and veneration we are particularly influenced by a desire of transmitting to our children the features of the man whose patriotic energies were so strenuously exerted for the independance and happiness of our common country: And that future ages while contemplating the object, may recall the virtues, patriotism and courage of one of the founders and statesmen of the American republic<s>.

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