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    • Adams, John
  • Recipient

    • Binon, J.B.
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    • post-Madison Presidency
    • post-Madison Presidency

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I have received your polite favour of the 3d: of this month. I am afraid that you are engaged in speculations that will never be profitable to you. The age of sculpture & painting have not yet arrived in this country and I hope it will not arrive very soon. Artists have done what they pleased with my face & eyes head & shoulders, stature & figure and they have made of them monsters as fit for...
To all who may see this letter I certify that I have been acquainted for several years with the barer J B Binon and have found him a Man of letters, taste and sense, very much of a gentleman—and a Manly candid & generous Man—he is eminent in the fine Arts, especially in sculpter and statuary which are his professional occupation, he has been employed in Boston in making many Busts—& in the...
The inclosed letter you may show to whom you please—there is not an individual in the havana with whom I have any acquaintance / and am sir you / most obident humble / Servant MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.