Adams Papers

John Adams to Edmund Jenings, 13 May 1784

To Edmund Jenings

The Hague 13 May. 17841

Dear Sir

I have received your Letter with the Copy inclosed,2 which has affected me too tenderly, to write any other Answer at present than this, that I have ever vindicated your Character as far as lay in my Power, from the Suspicion of having written that anonimous Libel the only case that I have ever heard of, in which it was endangered: and that I Shall ever continue to vindicate it, because I believe you as innocent of it, as an Angel in Heaven, and as incapapable of Such a Baseness.

With great Esteem, I have the Honour to be / Sir your most obedient and most humble / Servant

LbC (Adams Papers); internal address: “Edmund Jennings Esq.”; APM Reel 107.

1This is JA’s last extant letter to Jenings. For Jenings’ final letter to JA, see that of 23 June, and note 1, below.

2Of 7 May, above.

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