To John Quincy Adams
Montpellier July 16. 1821.
J. Madison presents his respects to Mr. Adams with many thanks for his “Address” on the 4th. of July,1 which is not less rich in excellent thoughts, than eloquent in the enunciation of them.
RC (MHi: Adams Papers).
1. John Quincy Adams, An Address Delivered at the Request of a Committee of the Citizens of Washington; On the Occasion of Reading the Declaration of Independence, on the Fourth of July, 1821 (Washington, 1821; Shoemaker 4400). JM’s copy, inscribed by Fontaine Maury, is in the Madison Collection, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library.