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John Adams to W. Wetherill

3 Dec. 1785

Sir Grosvenor Square Decr. 3. 1785

I have received your Letter of the 23 of November, with the Fable of the Bees, the Lion the Asses and other Beasts. I have read with Pleasure, this Imitation of my old Friend Gay, in which there is much of his Wit and Satyr, the Purity of his Moral and the honesty of his Politicks, as well as of the Elegance of his Poetry and the Ingenuity of his Fable. I thank you, sir for the Present and have the Honour to be &c

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