Adams Papers

To John Adams from James Lovell, 10 March 1808

Boston March 10th 1808.

Dear Sir

Hoping to have, very speedily, an opportunity of testifying my Esteem of you, at your own house, in propria personâ; I now take the freedom of making a previous intreaty that you would find from Judge Cranch the origin of the Katascoptic Club; which met at the Chamber of Edmd. Quincy 3. [times] <in a Chamber at> in the Widow Salter’s House where Gl. Donnison now lives; – in 1756 or 57.

I beg you also to consider whether you have, in your Library, any continuation of what is historically inserted in your “Defense” respecting Bologna;—as I shall put into my Pocket a silver Medal the Legend of which I cannot decypher with any tollerable accuracy, without further assistance.

With cordial Regards for your Lady, I am as ever to You

James Lovell

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