Tallahassee, Middle Florida, Jan. 8. 1825.
The respects of the undersigned await on President Adams.
He has to acknowledge the reception of his kind letter of November 17th: 1824.
The steady hand of time; which, while it eviscerates truth, also, fortunately, assuages animosities; will render justice to the pure fame of the venerable President.
That his remaining days may be blessed with peace, health, and felicity, is, I cannot entertain a doubt, the sincere, and the univocal, wish of our expanded and expanding nation.
A. B. Woodward
MHi: Adams Papers.