Quincy March 22—1825
I am much affected with your kind letter of the 4th. You are not alone Sir, in your change of opinion since 98. great numbers have since been convinced that at the <
sacrri> sacrafice of my Popularity and my office I saved this Country from a ruinous < and> Foreign < War> and Civil War—. I thank you Sir for your two candid and civil letters—and for your kind congratulations on the choice of a President—. and am sir your obedient / humble Servant
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.