Papers of John Adams, volume 14

To Jeremiah Allen

From Francis Dana

To the Trustees of Dartmouth College, 25 February 1783 Adams, John College, the Trustees of Dartmouth
To the Trustees of Dartmouth College
Gentlemen Paris Feb. 25. 1783

Your Favour of September the Twenty fourth recommending your worthy President Dr Wheelock and his Designs1 gave me much Pleasure and does me great Honour.

It is to American Seminaries of Learning that America is indebted for her Glory and Prosperity, and therefore no Man can be more usefully employed than in affording them every Countenance and Assistance in his Power.

Dr Wheelock after remaining a few Days in Paris Satt off with his Brother for the Hague and Amsterdam. I gave him Letters to Several Persons of Consideration in those Cities,2 Such as will be most likely to forward his Designs but what Success he will have I am not able to Say.

With the greatest Respect &c

LbC (Adams Papers); internal address: “The Hon. Board of / Trustees of the University of / Dartmouth.”; APM Reel 108.


Vol. 13:488–489.


For the letters of recommendation, see JA to François Adriaan Van der Kemp, 18 Feb., and note 2, above.