Adams Papers

To John Adams from Philip Mazzei, 3 July 1787

Paris, 3. July 1787.

Most Dear Sir,

I take the opportunity of our good & most worthy Friend Count of Sarcefield to acknowledge the receit of your esteemed favor, dated 12. ultimo. The Bookseller, for whom I wrote you on account of your book, is the same person in whose favor Mr. Jefferson wrote to you. He intends to write to you again on the same subject in a few days, and I think he will unite with me in wishing that you will be pleased to send over the sheets of your second volume, as soon as they are printed. The translation it is expected will be good and accurate. If my attention to it <about as> can be of any service is a question, but certainly it shall not be wanting. The bookseller intends to print the whole of <the> your work, and I think he is right. Col. Smith told me that the first vol. is to be considered as the ground-work of it. As to the permission to print it, I think it will be obtained. The times are altered some-thing for be better. The advertisement will be published in a few days. Probably I shall have it in my power to send it to you by an American gentleman, who Mr. Barrett said yesterday will set out for London on the beginning of next week; in the mean time I am most respectfully, and with my best compliments to Mrs. Adams and Mrs. Smith, / Most Dear Sir / your most Obedient & / most Humble Servant

Ph. Mazzei

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