Adams Papers

To John Adams from Jacob de La Motta, 7 August 1820

Savannah, Georgia August 7th. 1820

Dear Sir,

To confer the tribute of respect to the venerable statesman and Philosopher; and the man who has held with distinguished abilities, the higst station in the gift of our Republic; would have been sufficient inducement to have solicited the acceptance of a Discourse pronounced on the occasion of the consecration of the new Hebrew Synagogue recently erected in this City. But, in this act, I have stronger inducement. it is the well known fact, that you have ever evinced a disposition of liberality towards a once oppressed race, that manifest the excellence of an enlightened mind, which considers all nations, as individual of our family. Since this consideration, I am impelled to solicit the honor of your acceptance of the enclosed discourse. I trust this will not be considered as presuming, but that you will consider the author, as the production; more for national character, than for any individual merrit each may possess.

Be please to accept the high / Consideration and respect / of your Obt. Hume Sert.

Jacob De La Motta

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