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Elbridge Gerry to John Adams

26 Aug. 1813

Cambridge 26th Aug. 1813

By the request of Mr Wyer, lately appointed a Consul of the U States to Riga, I have the pleasure of introducing you to this Gentleman, who proposes soon to embark for Russia. Mr Wyer is governed by these principles of integrity & honor, & is possessed of such liberality & candor as cannot fail to meet your approbation & friendship.

Permit me, With Mrs Gerry & my family, to express in terms of the sincerest sympathy, our deep regret for the loss sustained by yourself, Lady & family. There are events beyond our controul, & under the sole direction of that supreme Being, whose acts in every instance are right. Implicit submission is therefore our duty & interest. I shall improve the earliest oppertunity for paying my personal respects, & in the interim with the sincerest attachment to yourself, & family remain my dear Sir, your unfeigned friend—

E Gerry

please to present me in the most friendly terms to Colo Smith if at Quincy

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