298—Broad-Way. New York. Feby 23d. 1823—
Venerable and Respected Sir,
Permit me the honor of presenting You with the Inclosed Speach, as a Specimen of my Bar-talents, my love of liberty and humanity.
Should the sentiments therein contained, meet with the approbation of the Man, who, as a Philosopher, and statesman, has not his Superior in America—it would be more flattering to my feelings than any one event I have ever experienced in the whole course <
r> of a long life.
I have nothing so good to add as to Assure You, I pray God, that you may long enjoy health and happiness without a sigh; and that a tear may never fall upon your cheeks.
I am, / Most Venerable & Respected Sir, / with the greatest esteem / Your Most. Obt.—Most. Humle. Servt.
John A. Graham—
MHi: Adams Papers.