Adams Papers

To John Adams from François Adriaan Van der Kemp, 27 November 1820

Oldnbarneveld 27 Nov. 1820

My Dear and respected Sir!

I thank my God, that I enjoy the high gratification in congratulating you with the tribute, paid, so handsomely, by your enlightened fellow-citizens—to your talents virtues and Character;—to render my bliss perfect, and this may not be expected here—I ought to have been at your side, at Montezillo, and seen you, which crowns the Splendid Eulogÿ of New-England—possessing yet—firmness enough, to decline the acceptance of that laborious and distinguished Station—I expected the one and the other—as I knew Him, thoroughly whose obliged frend I will remain—as long my heart beats in my bosom—

Your devoted frend

Fr. Adr. vander Kemp

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