Adams Papers

From John Adams to Virginia Patiot, 17 September 1818

Quincy Sep 17th. 1818


I thank you for the copy of Decius’s letters &c. And I pray you, accept a Sermon of Dr Mayhew in 1749—50, and to present another to Decius, whoever that Gentleman may be, with the compliments of one who agrees with him in the Aphorism “Omnes deteriores sumus Licentia” and who is his and your well wisher / and humble Servant

John Adams

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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