Adams Papers

To John Adams from Corporation of the City of New London, 1 July 1800

[1 July 1800]

The Corporation of the City of New London seize with Avidity your short stay among them, to pay their respects to the first Magistrate of a free & enlightened People; & to join in the general Voice of their Country, in bearing Testimony to the early trying & decided part, which the purest patriotism only could have prompted You to take, in our important & glorious Revolution; we might regret that the Occasion of a personal Interview has been so late afforded, did it not bring with it the Test of Experience to your Wisdom Zeal & Fidelity, in the various Stations to which Providence has called you; that you may enjoy its Smiles, in your present Journey, &, to a distant period, in the continued Esteem Respect & Gratitude of your fellow Citizens, is our devout prayer

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