Adams Papers

To John Adams from Joseph Willard, 15 August 1788

Cambridge August 15. 1788.


I am desired, by the Corporation, to return you their thanks for the second and third volumes of your Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America, to the Library of this University. This work they consider as a very valuable addition to our collection.—At the same time, please, Sir, to accept my thanks, for your present of those volumes to me, by which you have honored and obliged me.

The American Academy will meet at Cambridge on Wednesday next; and I shall be happy if you will do me the honor of dining with me, on that day, in company with Governor Bowdoin.

I take the opportunity of forwarding to you a letter and pamphlet from President Stiles, and beg leave to subscribe, / with sentiments of the highest esteem & respect, / Sir, / your most humble / and obedient servant

Joseph Willard

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