Adams Papers

To John Adams from John Graham, 23 February 1823

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—

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