Quincy Janry. 4th. 1823
Better late than never, to acknowledge your discourse on Medical Education, which I read in the Season of it, with great pleasure. and intended <
to have> immediately to have acknowledged my obligation for it—It is as elegant and instructive a Composition as any I have read of the kind; but in the confusion of my papers < an> it has slipped my memory for which I ask you pardon, And I pray you to believe me to be / your most hearty well wisher
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.