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From John Adams to Timothy Pickering, 19 July 1799

Quincy July 19th 1799


I have received your private letter of the 11th, which contains matter of importance, but unnecessary to be considered & 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 writeing has become almost as painful to me, as a blow upon the elbow, or the knee, which induces me to spare almost every unnecessary word.

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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