Balt Oct 10, 1818
I have the pleasure to return to my dear friend Rodney’s letter, with a copy of your interesting correspondence, published in this day’s Register: Permit me to tender you my thanks for the favor conferred in sending it to me.
Your 14th vol & the Genl. Index I expect have reached Boston before this time.
I thank you for the copies of Dr. Mayhew’s sermons. I Shall publish some extracts from to confirm the wise, & reprobate the fools. The is nothing so opposite to the ideas of an enlightened mind as the doctrine of “legitimacy” & passive obedience. Nay, though so fashionable in England at present, these notions adverse to every principle, which, as an individual, an Englishman glories in.
MHi: Adams Papers.