Adams Papers

From John Adams to John Quincy Adams, 6 December 1816

Quincy Decr. 6. 1816

Dear Sir

John Sergeant Esquire, a Director of the Bank of U. S. is appointed by that Board to negotiate for ten Millions of Spanish Dollars, offered by a commercial House in London

This Gentleman, a Son of Jonathan Dickenson Serjeant Esq, once an intimate Friend of mine in Congress in times of difficulty and danger, requests an Introduction to you.

I give it, with pleasure, both because I hear a good account of his personal Character, and because your Assistance may be usefull to him in his public pursuit.

Our Massachusetts had half a Mind to vote for Mr Monroe: but as their Magnanimity could not hold out We must remain in a forlorn Minority.

In hopes of Seeing you and your Family Once more I am your ever affectionate

John Adams

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