Adams Papers

From John Adams to François Adriaan Van der Kemp, 22 February 1799

Philadelphia Feb 22d. 1799


I have just received your favor of the 20th of Jan. & am sensibly touched with the remembrance of our learned & ingenious friend whom I saw at the red Lyon in Leyden I thank you for his poems.

Whether you will find purchasers for the edition of his juvenile poems you meditate I cannot say. My Countrymen I fear do not sufficiently attend to Greek & Latin after they leave College, perhaps not there

I am with esteem &c

J Adams

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