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Jonathan Jackson to John Adams

24 Oct. 1785

dear Sir Boston 24th Octr 1785—

The Gentleman who will present you with this Letter, I made myself so agreeable an Acquaintance with while in London & found myself so happy in his Society & that of his Friends—& Partners Mr Reed & Mr Parkinson that I feel solicitous you should also become acquainted with them—their Society being more of the domestic kind than you will be like to meet with in the purleius of St Jamess—

For this purpose the present is inclosed to Mr Escott—the first of the House of Kirkpatrick Escott Reed & Co.—who will have the honor to present it himself—to increase the good Fellowship & Enjoyments of worthy Persons is one of the great duties of Society & is one way be which we may double our own pleasures—

Having written to you already since your Removal to London & hoping as your Leisure permits for the honor of your Correspondence I will at this time cause you no further detention, only requesting you to present Mrs Jacksons respectfull Compliments with mine to Mrs Adams & Miss Adams—& to beleive me dear Sir, / to be most respectfully / your friend & obedt Servant

Jona. Jackson

(MHi: Adams Papers).
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