Adams Papers

From John Adams to A. Belen, 17 February 1800

Philadelphia Feb 17 1800


I pray you to present my thanks to the French lodge, held in this city for their obliging present, of copies of a funeral oration, delivered on the melancholly occasion of the death of their illustrious brother, Gen Washington. This exquisite morsell of eloquence, does honor to Mr. Chaudron, the orator & is one of the handsomest compliments to the memory of the General. I am also much indebted to you for the agreeable manner, in which you have communicated the favor of the Lodge to / Sir your most obedient & humble servant.

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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