Adams Papers

To John Adams from Judith Sargent Stevens Murray, 29 March 1798

Boston Franklin Place March 29th 1798


Your attachment to your Country is not, in the calculations of reason, considered as problematical; and this attachment, giving you a paternal interest in all those individuals that constitute the Community; may possibly, induce you in some moment of leisure to take a cursory view of the pages of the Gleaner. In this hope they are now presented, and while I have need of the shield of temerity, justice impels the acknowledgment of all those apprehensions which are attached to timidity. Yet, Sir, your local partialities is still a resource to which I turn, with a degree of confidence; and while I solicit your patient attention, I hope every thing from your benevolence.

The next post, unless you forbid it, will present you the other copy of the Gleaner, which is affixed to your signature; and if you will have the goodness to advertise me of their arrival, it will relieve me from the anxiety which I entertain relative to their conveyance, and be acknowledged as a flattering attention.

I request you to tender my respects to your Lady, to whom I wish every possible good.

I have, Sir, the honor to be, with perfect esteem, and augmenting veneration, your most obedient / Very Humble servant

J. Sargent Murray

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