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From John Adams to William Stephens Smith, 2 December 1814

Quincy December 2d 1814

Dear Sir

I thank you for your favour of the 23d.— Gerry is gone to joine his Copatriots in lamentations over the degeneracy of his Country; at least in Sagadahock, Nantucket and Alexandria.

I am, left alone, to carry the last and worst tidings to the Skies.

What Shall I? What can I say of Mr Gerry’s Family? An amiable Wisdom and nine amiable Children.

I can say no more—

John Adams—

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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