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From John Adams to Thomas Jefferson, 20 December 1814

Quincy December 20. 1814

Dear Sir

The most exalted of our young Genius’s in Boston have an Ambition to See Montecello, its Library and Sage. I lately gave a Line of Introduction to Mr Everett, our most celebrated Youth: But his Calls at home, forced him back from Washington.

George Ticknor Esquire who will have the Honour to present this to you, has a reputation here, equal to the Character given him in the enclosed Letter from my Nephew, our Athenæum Man, whom you know.

As you are all Heluones Librorum I think you ought to have a Sympathy for each other.

I gave a Letter to Francis Gray a Son of our great Merchant and Patriot which I hope he will have the Honor to present in due time.

The Gentleman you recommended to me, to my great regret has not arrived. I hope no Misfortune has befallen him.

Paine, Lovell and Gerry are gone and left alone

John Adams

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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