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From John Adams to Timothy Pickering, 19 July 1799


Quincy July 19, 1799

I have recd your private Letter of the 11th. which contains matter of importance, but unnecessary to be considered and answered particularly by me, because I have in another Letter written this morning referred the whole Subject to your final decision.

The manual Exercise of Writing has become almost as painfull to me, as a blow upon the Elbow or the Knee, which induces me to Spare almost every unnecessary Word

J. Adams


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