Adams Papers

To John Adams from Hendrick W. Gordon, 28 June 1813

Boston June 28th 1813

Dear Sir,

It has been said by some persons, with a view to make many believe it, “that His Excellency John Quincy Adams our Minister in Russia has written to his Father the late President of the U.S. a letter which came by the way of Halifax & recently received, in which he says “the war in which the U.S. are engaged” is unncessary and unjust.

For myself I do not beleive that he has written any thing to that effect. I wish to be able to say to my informant that it is not true, but I have no design or wish to make any publick use of any reply that you may be pleased to make to this letter, unless you should expressly allow it.

I have the honor to be / with great Respect, / Dear Sir, your most / Obedient and much / Obliged Hum Servt

HW Gordon

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