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David Griffith et al. to John Adams

28 Jun. 1786

Sir, Philadelphia, June 28. 1786

The Condescension your Excellency has shewn in delivering to his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury a Copy of a former Address of the Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church & in transmitting the Answer to it, added to your great Candor & Liberality in so stating y[thorn sign]e Laws & Constitutions of the United States on the Subject of it as will be for ever remembered with Gratitude by the Members of our Church & by all Friends of Religious Freedom, hath emboldened us as a Committee of a succeeding Convention, to request the like Attention of your Excellency to their Address to the Right Revd Bench: a Copy of which we do ourselves the Honor to enclose.

The Revd Mr Hultgren, a Native & Subject of Sweden, who is y[thorn sign]e Bearer of this Letter, hath taken y[thorn sign]e Charge of y[thorn sign]e Books & other Communications referred to in y[thorn sign]e Address, & will provide for their being delivered, with the Assistance & under the Direction of the Revd Dr Murray formerly a Clergyman in the State of Pennsylvania, whose past Endeavours to forward our Views have induced us to ask of him this Instance of Attention—

With a deep Sense of your Excellency’s great Goodness, we have the Honour to subscribe ourselves, / Your Excellency’s obliged & very / humble Servants—

David Griffith—

William Smith

Wm: White—

Fras Hopkinson

Samuel Powel

RC (MHi: Adams Papers).
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