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From Abigail Smith Adams to Boston Board of Health, 16 December 1802

[ca. 16 December 1802]


The card presented me by your Committee communicating the result of the test by Small pox of [12] children vacinated under your direction <must> was <[. . .]> highly gratifying to <every Friend of Humanity> me as it must be to every Friend of humanity and the exertions you gentlemen have made to promote and extend So valuable a discovery are highly honorable to you as men, and as Christians assimilating you to the perfect pattern, whom we are told went about doing good. may you enjoy that best reward the blessing of those who were ready to perish—

I am Gentlemen with Sentiments of Respect / your obliged

Abigail Adams

MHi: Adams-Hull Collection.

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