Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Adams, 4 April 1794

From John Adams

Philadelphia April 4. 1794

Dear Sir

The inclosed Volume was lately sent in to me by a Servant. I have Since heard that the Author of it is in New York. The Book exhibits a curious Picture of the Government of Berne and is well worth reading. I congratulate you on the charming Opening of the Spring and heartily wish I was enjoying of it as you are upon a Plantation, out of the hearing of the Din of Politicks and the Rumours of War. This felicity will not fall to my Share I fear, before June. I am Sir with great Regard your humble Servant

John Adams

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 16 Apr. 1794 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Jean Jacques Cart, Lettres de Jean-Jacques Cart à Bernard Demuralt, Trésorier du Pays de Vaud, Sur le droit public de ce Pays, et sur les événemens actuels (Paris, 1793), which bears the following authorial inscription: “The Author to Mr. Jefferson by Mr. Adams’s Chanal” (Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, Washington, D.C., 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends No. 2681).

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