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From John Adams to John Jay, 26 March 1788

Bath Hotel London March 26. 1788

Dear Sir

I have only Time to introduce to you Coll Smith and to request in his behalf the Honour of your Friendship.—His Conduct in every Part of Europe, where he has been, I have good Reasons to believe have done honour to himself and gain a favorable Idea of his Country.

His Honour and Interest as well as those of his Family are very dear to me, and I wish he may be employed in some position or other in which his Talents and [Address] may be Helpful to his Country.—As I have so many Reasons to value your friendship to me I naturally wish you to extend it to him and his.

He is able to give you a very intelligent account of affairs in this Country and the rest of Europe and to him I must refer, having only time to subscribe

with much affection your Friend

John Adams

DNA: Papers of the Continental Congress.

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