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From John Adams to Timothy Pickering, 5 August 1799

Quincy August 5. 1799


I thank Mr. Bordley kindly for his Book and you for your care and trouble in Sending it.

I have a great Opinion of Mr. Bordleys Experience, skill and Knowledge in Husbandry and should have great delight in trying his Experiments, if I was not obliged to recollect and apply to myself President Washingtons Words to me, a few days before he went out and I came in. “Sir, I have read nothing these Eight Years, but the Pepers that have been brought me, from day to day.”

With much respect

J. Adams

MHi: Timothy Pickering Papers.

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