Adams Papers

From John Adams to William Elliot, 13 April 1824

Quincy April 13th. 1824

Dear Sir—

Your Elegant presents of a History & a Map of Washington, deserve my best thanks.

The History of the rise and Progress of the City is realy delightful it is already a magnificent City—And in a few Years I think it must become one of the most beautiful Citys in the world—The Map I presume is correct—though I cannot see it—I spent but one Winter and one short Session of Congress there—And then all was new & the world was in confusion so that I had but little comfort there, but now it must have become a delightful residence—It is indeed a City sett on a Hill and commands the attention of the world and will do so more & more.—

I wish you long life happiness and Prosperity in it, and all your frends—

I am with many thanks for your valuable present and the best wishes for the glory of Washington—

Your obliged friend / and humble Servant

John Adams

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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