Adams Papers

From Thomas Boylston Adams to James Madison, 18 June 1810

Quincy June 18th: 1810.


Since the departure of my Brother, Mr: John Q Adams, upon his Mission to Russia, and while he was <still> yet at sea, I had the pleasure to receive from him a list of names, comprizing the circle of his particular friends to whom he requested I would present, in his name, and as a small token of his respect, a set of Lectures on Rhetorick & Oratory, delivered during the period of his Professorship at Harvard University. I have the honor, at this late hour, of complying with the injunctions of my Brother, when I transmit to The President of the United States, and ask his acceptance of a copy of these Lectures. Unforeseen delays have prevented an earlier discharge of this duty.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, / Your Obedient Servant

Thomas Boylston Adams.

DLC: Papers of James Madison.

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