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From John Adams to Charles Holt, 22 March 1825

Quincy March 22—1825

Sir

I am much affected with your kind letter of the 4th. You are not alone Sir, in your change of opinion since 98. great numbers have since been convinced that at the <sacrri> sacrafice of my Popularity and my office I saved this Country from a ruinous <and> Foreign <War> and Civil War—. I thank you Sir for your two candid and civil letters—and for your kind congratulations on the choice of a President—. and am sir your obedient / humble Servant

John Adams

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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