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To John Adams from Elbridge Gerry, 30 June 1814

Cambridge 30th June 1814

My dear Sir,

The subject of this letter, is the celebration of the 4th of July at Lexington; a fete which I hope will be honored by your company. The crisis appears to require every measure for animating the friends of our Independence. In this quarter they are sensible of it, & are making every exertion for honoring the day. Your ideas on this subject, as communicated by accident, always struck my mind with force; & carried into effect would produce at this time a very salutary result <[. . .]>. The ladies of my family propose to attend, including Ms Gerry, if her health will permit; but of this I am doubtful, as she has been unwell since tuesday morning. I hope your Lady will be more fortunate, & be accompanied with the young ladies. In any event, You will consider my family as your own & enable us to accompany you to Lexington. The Judge & Ms Adams I flatter myself will be of the party. Accept with your Lady & family the most respectful & sincere regards of Ms Gerry & my own—& of your unfeigned friend

E. Gerry

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