Adams Papers

From John Adams to Perez Morton, 7 August 1824

Quincy August 7th. 1824

Dear Sir,

I am very glad you have employed your leisure houres, in so honorable & useful a service, as the composition of you[r] great work on the Criminal code—I pray you to make what use you please of my name & especially to place it among your subscribers for its publication—If I was a Man of fortune I would publish it myself & place it in a conspicious view in Our Quincy Library—We have lived together for more than half a Century in fearful times—& <have> in all the vicisstude <in all> of <all the> political <conflicts> flickerings & Conflicts—we have never been enemies

I am still Sir your friend & hearty / wel wisher

John Adams

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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