Adams Papers

From John Adams to Thomas McKean, 29 October 1814

Quincy Oct. 29. 1814

Dear Sir

The Revd. Mr Edward Everett, though in early youth is desirous of Seeing the oldest Patriot and Statesman in America; and to gratify him I give him a Letter to you.

As I cannot Say enough of him, I have a great mind to Say nothing at all; but I will Say, he has given to the World proofs of Genius Learning and Industry, which might be compared to a Pascal at his Age.

Mr Colman has a Letter, which I have not yet received: I am afraid I owed you one Letter before. Old Age must be my Apology; though it can be none for you who write like a young Man, to your old / Friend

John Adams


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