Adams Papers

To John Adams from Horatio Gates Spafford, 18 June 1824

Troy, N.Y., 6 Mo. 18, ’24.

My good friend—

Thy letter duly came to my family, & I have now the pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of it. I am always much gratified to hear of thy health.

The Gazetteer goes with this letter, & I very ardently hope thy health & strength will so hold out as to enable thee to hear it rad. May I hope to hear from thee, afterwards? I would, if I could afford it, send a copy to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, & the Antiquarian Society, & the Ed. of the North American Review.

Thy Son, I presume, will be our next President. For some unaccountable reason he seems hardly to be civil to me!

I am about to publish a School Book, the frontis piece to which will be ornamented with Portraits of all our Presidents. The Book has short biographical notices of them.

With ardent wishes for thy health & happiness, I remain, thy friend,

Horatio Gates Spafford.

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