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From John Adams to François Adriaan Van der Kemp, 8 March 1802

Quincy March 8th 1802

Dear Sir

I now return your remarks on Jefferson and Buffon. If I had your permission I would communicate them to the American Academy of Arts & sciences. I think them valuable. The panegyricks upon these philosophers are however too sublime for the region of New England, and would diminish the useful influence of your observations. I sent your letter to Livingston sometime ago

I am as usual

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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