Yale College Sept. 13. 1788
Some Men by their Merits call upon themselves the Attention of the whole Republic of Letters; and amidst a profusion of Honors from the most illustrious & respectable Bodies, they are often sollicited to accept the Talents of Estimation & Respect from Societies of inferior Consideration. Will you be pleased, Sir, to gratify the humble College of Connecticutt, in accepting as a Mark of her affectionate Love, Estimation & Honor, an ad eundem Degree of the Doctorate in Laws, which, by the unanimous [. . .] Senatus Academius, was publickly announced your Name at <
the publick> our anniversary Comencement last Wednesday? We did ourselves the Honor to conjoyn your Name with those of his Exceelly Gov. Livingston, & the Hon. President Johnson of Columbia College in N. York. I am, Sir, / with the greatest Respect / Your most humble / & Obedt Servant
MHi: Adams Papers.