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[TO ARTHUR LEE]
I have received a volume entitled "Fondemens de la Jurisprudence naturelle, traduit du Latin, de Mr. Pestel, professeur en Droit public a Leyde," which you did me the honour to send me as a present. I entreat you, sir, to accept of my sincere thanks for the proof of your attention to me.
It was very good in you, to turn my young head to such a subject so important in itself, and likely to be particularly so to our Country. I will endeavour to make the best use of it I can, as soon as I shall be able to comprehend it.
Please to present my Respects to your Nephew, and believe me with great Veneration, yours etc.
- Arthur Lee
- Writings of John Quincy Adams,Worthington Chauncy Ford,Vol. I, 1779-1796, digitized by the Internet Archive