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From John Adams to Horatio Gates Spafford, 2 January 1815

Quincy January 2nd 1815


I resigned the office of President of the Academy, before your nomination, and have not since attended a meeting of that learned, and respectable Assembly.

When I shall embrace my Son, a felicity for which I devoutly pray, I know not. The President & Mr Munroe’s wishes are complementary, but a great gulph is fixed between him and them. I wish we may not have cause to repent of continuing our ministers so long abroad, to be the sport of insidious chicanery.

Did you see Mr Jefferson on your Tour, and how does he do? I am respectfully yours

J Adams.

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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