Adams Papers

To John Adams from George Cabot, 18 July 1788

Beverly July 18. 1788


I have had the honor to receive your Letter of the 11th by the hand of Dr Leonard.—The substantial pleasure of contributing to the establishment of a Woolen manufactory in this Country, & the satisfaction of benefitting a Stranger who has suffered for attempting to introduce it, wou’d be sufficient motives for assisting Mr. Leonard in his designs, but being already engaged pretty extensively in a similar Undertaking I can only lament that it is out of my power to render him any essential services—I have informed him that at Hartford a number of Gentlemen have associated, & a considerable fund is provided for the express purpose of carrying on the manufacture of Woolen Cloth; & that if he is really possessed of sufficient information to manage the Business, they will probably be very glad to employ him on terms that will be satisfactory.—it wou’d have given me the highest Pleasure Sir to be more useful to a Person coming from you, as I shou’d thereby more fully have testified / the esteem & respect / with which I have the Honor to be / your most obedient Servant

George Cabot

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