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Philip Mazzei to John Adams

7 Oct. 1785

Dear Sir, Paris 7. October 1785.

I beg leave to intruduce to your Excellency the bearer (Mr. Preston) a you\n/g gentleman from Delaware, who came to Europe, in the same paket I did, with the view of improving himself in the Medical Science.

He brought me a letter of introduction in New-york from Dr. Way of Wingmilton, an eminent character for the qualities of both his heart & mind. I have found from experience, that the favourable idea the Dr. gave me of the young gentleman, was very well founded, on which account I have flattered myself, that your Excellency would not dislike the liberty I take of introducing him to the honor of your acquaintance. He will deliver you an old letter which I intended to have sent by Col. Franks, had I not been disappointed.

With my most respectful compliments to your Lady, I have the honor to be, / Dr. Sir, / your Excelly’s. most Humble / & most Obedient Servant

Philip Mazzei.

(MHi: Adams Papers).
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