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A few days ago there arrived at this port of Philadelphia, in a packet from Alexandria, a certain box, directed to me; which, when opened, was found to contain a very fine head , in excellent order —As no letter accompanied the box, or was received by any other Conveyance, the head was left to speak for itself; and inform from whence it came, and to what it was destined. The recollection of a...
I have received and read your letter with great deference and pleasure; but, of course, without any conviction of error in my opinions, you so ingeniously combat—The truth is the difference between us is marked by such light shades and mingling colours that it is not easy to detect the precise point where it is found—I am well satisfied it will not do, in this day and country, for publick men...
I accept the offer, you have been good enough to make me, of the elegant figure of Diana, not only with the pleasure which the possession of so valuable a present would of itself afford, but also with a far superior gratification arising from the unmerited notice you thus bestow upon me, and the Testimony it bears that my Father yet lives in your Memory. Altho’ I was too young to partake of...
As I do not flatter myself that my feeble efforts to assert what I deem to be the honour and interests of my Country have reached your retreat, I cannot deny myself the gratification of communicating them to you—From my earliest infancy I was taught both by the precept and example of my father to view your virtues with veneration and your person with gratitude and affection. My ripened...
John Adams In the enjoyment of our free and happy institutions, and of the prosperity which pervades every portion of this immense Republick, the rich and ripe of fruits of our national independence, we can never forget those from whose toils and Sufferings and Sacrifices these inestimable blessings were derived—There is no merit in being the friend of a flourishing and powerful people; in...