Medfeild. Massachusets. Feb 21.1791.
Desirous to gain the patronage of so distinguished a character, with the utmost diffidence I request your acceptance of the inclosed dedication to my View of Religions. Your permission to adorn my book by prefixing your name will do me the greatest honour,
I am with the highest respect, / Sir, / Your most obedient humble Servant,
MHi: Adams Papers.