Adams Papers

From William Smith Shaw to John Quincy Adams, 9 April 1808

Boston 9 April 1808

My dear Sir

I had the honour to receive your letter to Mr Otis on Thursday evening last, and have attended to its publication, with as much expedition as possible—The printers have published an edition of a thousand copies <and> the sale of them commenced this morning and the whole are now disposed of. Oliver & Munroe are now printing a second edition of a thousand more on their own account and have contracted with several of the democrats, with Eben Larkin bookseller at their head, to print three thousand more for general circulation in the Country. In consequence of the great haste with which they were printed—some few errors have escaped us, which I shall see corrected in <seco> the second edition. I sent you several copies last evening and now send you several more by this mail—I have also agreeably to your direction sent a copy to Gover[n]our Sullivan & to Mr Otis

What shall I do with your tenant Guerney. I have never been able to collect a cent from him since your absence. Your order for $350 on the branch bank I have received and deposited to your account. I have paid your father eleven hundred seventy two dollars and forty nine cents agreeably to your direction

With most respectful attachment and ardent gratitude / I am very sincerely / your hum Sert

Wm. S. Shaw

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