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From John Adams to Henry Dearborn, 17 November 1809

Quincy November 17 1809

Sir

I received, but yesterday your Letter of the 30th of August.

Convinced of the Wisdom and Sound Policy of this Measure of Government, I accept with Pleasure your Commission: and will execute it to the best of my Capacity and in as Short a time as possible. My field of Investigation is however so narrow the very little can be can be expected from, Sir your / humble Servant

John Adams

PHC: Charles Roberts Autograph Collection.

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