Adams Papers

To John Adams from John Davis, 11 November 1802

Boston. Novemr. 11. 1802.


It had been impressed on my mind, that the next meeting of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences would be on the third Wednesday of the present month, and I did not discover my errer until it was too late to give the usual notice. It ought, by statute, to have been held yesterday (the 2d. Wednesday) at Cambridge. I request this in advertence, and would wish to know whether you will authorize and direct a meeting to be notified for Wednesday next. Those Gentlemen, whom I have seen, belonging to the Academy, seem disposed to have this plan adopted. I had an interview yesterday with President Willard and he concurs. If it should meet your approbation, I will thank you for a line by the Mail, which will come in the morrow 8p.m. and by advertising in different papers sufficient notice may be given.

I ask the exercise of your benignity for this trouble, occasioned by my mistake, and am, / Sir, / with the highest respects / & Esteem Your obdt. Servt.

Jm. Davis

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