Adams Papers

From John Adams to John Jay, 1 May 1787

Grosvenor Square May 1. 1787

Dear Sir

With this is inclosed, an Elegant Volume of Improvements in naval Architecture, together with the original Letters to me, that accompanied it. I know nothing of the Author but what is Here Said, what that he is a Gentleman of Character and Fortune.—America is the Place in the World the most likely, for such Improvements to be adopted, if they are really founded in Sciense and Utility:—if upon Examination, it appears to be of Value, Congress will judge what Acknowledgment Should be made of it.

With great Esteem, I am, Sir / your most obedient & humble / Servant

John Adams

DNA: Papers of the Continental Congress.

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