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To John Adams from Jedidiah Morse, 20 April 1802

Charlestown April 20. 1802

Respected sir,

I am much obliged to you for the honour & advantage of your name to head the list of subscribers to the Gazetteer of the Eastern Continent. I wish the Work may not be found unworthy such patronage.

The high & sincere respect I have for your character, the gratitude I feel for the eminent services you have rendered our country, & the many acts of kindness I have received from you, prompt me to offer, for your acceptance a set of the Gazetteer, on whh the binder has bestowed particular attention. I pray you, sir, to preserve it as a small token of my very affectionate respect & esteem.

Believe me, sir, to be truly / your most obdt / servt.

J Morse

Mrs. M. joins me in best respects to Mrs Adams.

N.B. I have sent the books to the Office of your son in State Street Boston.

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