Adams Papers

From John Adams to Horatio Gates Spafford, 26 April 1824

Quincy April 26 1824

Friend Spafford

You have always been too good to me & I regret that I have never been able to make you any returns, your last favor to me is the most gratify[in]g of all because it shows that your kindness to me is not extinct, In answer to your question you may undoubtedly send any volume to me by mail free of expence, I shall be happy to receive it, though I cannot read it, I may have some of it read to me And it will undoubtedly be valuable to my Children & if my life should be spared a few days longer I may give you my sentiments of such parts as I can hear—Though daily dying, half way in my eighty nin<tee>th year I am still your friend / and hearty well wisher

John Adams

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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