Adams Papers

To John Adams from Samuel Bayard, 15 January 1800

New Brunswick 15 Jany. 1800.


I do myself the honor of <enclosing> forwarding for your perusal, the inclosed tribute of grateful sorrow, to the memory of your illustrious Predecessor. To one who honors his character & laments his decease, so sincerely as yourself; this humble testimony of affection for exalted merit; & of sorrow for departed worth, cannot be unacceptable—

I have the honor to be / with the highest respect & esteem / Sir / Your most obedient / humble servant—

Sam Bayard

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