Montizillo 13 Oct 1822
Accept my best thanks for your vol of collections from the public Journals. Unable to read myself, I have not found a reader for more than three or four pieces in it The first has penetrated into an aking void in my heart where are inexstinguishable sorrows & griefs, which even resignation itself can not assuage
this second> The third is a memorable example of the morality of < le> the legitimate sovereigns—rather exceeding that of the most christian king, who erected two splendid palaces as examples to all Europe one to Madam La Pompadour—the other to Madame < La> du Barry. These examples would be worthy of the solemn league and covenant of Catharine de Medicis or the more modern solemn league & covenant which sheds such a lustre over the present age but I cannot enlarge at present. Again Accept the thanks of your fellow citizen and humb servt.
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.