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To John Adams from Mathew Carey, 3 June 1813

His Excellency John Adams, Esqr

Philada. June 3. 1813


Agreeably to Your instructions, I have forwarded three copies of the Naval History.

I have likewise taken the liberty to forward you several Copies of a Circular, requesting nautical Communications, which, if you judge it proper, I request you will <be> have conveyed to suitable persons.

I hope the second Edition of the Naval History will be found not unworthy of the public patronage. It will be a lasting source of gratification to me, to have set on foot such a publication. I believed the subject worthy of attention—but had no idea it was so interesting as it has proved to be.

With due respect, Your obt. hbe. servt.

Mathew Carey

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