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John Adams to Elbridge Gerry

26 Jun. 1785

Dear Sir Bath Hotel Westminster June 26. 1785

I have not time now to answer particularly two or three Letters which I have recd. from you.

You will give me great Pleasure, by perswading Mr King to write to me. I have heard a great Character of him and what is more a good one.

I inclose you a Pamphlet concerning the Intercourse between North America & the Sugar Colonies.

I have met with a public Reception here as respectfull and honourable as possible: but I am not deceived by all that into a belief, that We shall soon obtain what We want. There is a reserve, which Signifies more to me, than many fine Speeches and pompous Ceremonies. I shall soon write more fully. This in Confidence

Adieu

J. A.

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