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From James Madison to John Quincy Adams, 16 July 1821

To John Quincy Adams

Montpellier July 16. 1821.

J. Madison presents his respects to Mr. Adams with many thanks for his “Address” on the 4th. of July,1 which is not less rich in excellent thoughts, than eloquent in the enunciation of them.

RC (MHi: Adams Papers).

1John Quincy Adams, An Address Delivered at the Request of a Committee of the Citizens of Washington; On the Occasion of Reading the Declaration of Independence, on the Fourth of July, 1821 (Washington, 1821; Shoemaker 4400). JM’s copy, inscribed by Fontaine Maury, is in the Madison Collection, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library.

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