Adams Papers

To John Adams from Winthrop Sargent, 30 November 1794

Cincinnati Northwestern Territory Novr: 30th: 1794—


In the Belief that it may afford to you some Pleasure, I do myself the honour to enclose to you a Drawing of <[. . .]> sundry Matters collected from an old Grave in this Country—addressed as you will observe to my Friend Mr Beekman of Boston—The Skull of the Body interred with them [memebred] away upon being exposed to the Air, and a Part of the Thigh Bone Seems to me as antique as many which I have viewed after laying three hundred years in the Earth—

If upon the Receipt of this Packet you should have a few moments of Leisure I shall hope to be indulged with Information of the probable Uses of the different Articles and the Degree of Improvement of the people designing them—which I have in vain sought amongst the learned of this Country.

with highest Respect / I have the honour to be / Sir / your most obedient / humble Servant

Winthrop Sargent

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