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    • Adams, John
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    • Hollis, Thomas Brand
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I have received your kind letter of March 29th and the packet of pamphlets, and I pray you to accept of my best thanks for both—I sent you lately by Genl. Mansel, some of our rough matters. The boxes of books you sent by Captain Bernard arrived safely, I know.—You seem to suppose our coast in danger from African pyrates; in this I presume you are deceived by the Artifices of the London...
It was not till the last evening that I had the pleasure of your favour, with the pamphlets. They were sent to New-York, but had not arrived when I left it. Mrs. A. has sent the letter back to me. Accept of my thanks for the kindness. This town has been wholly employed in civilities to the president for some days, and greater demonstrations of confidence and affection are not, cannot be given,...
Nothing mortifies me more than the difficulty I find to maintain that correspondence with you which when I left England I thought would be some consolation to me for the loss of your conversation. We proceed by degrees to introduce a little order into this Country, and my public duties require so much of my time, that I have little left for private friendship, however dear to me. By General...
I ought not to neglect an opportunity by Colo. Smith to assure you by a few lines, of the continuance of my regard. I received last Spring a Box of Books from you, for which I fear I have never before expressed my gratitude. The best apology, I have to make for this seeming negligence is continual ill health, in my own person & all my family. Your friend, my dear Mrs: Adams, is now dangerously...
By Mr. Broom, a worthy citizen of our states, I take the pleasure to inform you, that I have received your kind letter, and have sent the two packets to Dr. Willard and to Harvard college. As these packets have been delayed by their address to me, I beg the favor of you in future to address any favors of the kind, intended for the college, to the care of my son, “John Quincy Adams, counsellor...