Adams Papers

From John Adams to Samuel Miller, 24 September 1813

Quincy September 24th 1813

Reverend Sir.

I know not whether my transient acquaintance, with you, will justify me, or acquit me of indiscretion, in introducing a gentleman to you in this manner. But the Reverend Mr Henry Colman a Congregational minister, beloved & esteemed in this neighbourhood, travelling to the Southward & wishing to see the most eminent, men; I know of none more eminent to whom I could introduce him.

His character is amiable, his talents respectable, he wishes to see New-York: its institutions, and worthy men; any civilities shewn him, will be gratefully acknowledged by Sir, your friend and humble Servant

John Adams

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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