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John Quincy Adams to Thomas Welsh

7 Aug. 1797

Dear Sir. London 7 August 1797.

The king’s botanist, Mr: Mason has the intention of traversing the United States, with some reference to the collection of knowledge relating to that branch of Science, from the fields of a world, which if at all explored in this particular, has certainly not been yet exhausted.

Wishing well to the objects of his pursuit and at the desire of my good friend Mr: W Vaughan of this place, I have given letters of introduction for several of my friends in America to this Gentleman, with whom I have not the pleasure of a personal acquaintance, and as I know of no person more qualified than yourself to assist him with such information as he wishes to collect, or to point him to the sources whence it may be obtained, I take a real satisfaction in recommending him to your attention and services.

I am with the greatest regard and attachment, Dear Sir, / very sincerely your friend & very humb, Servt:

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