[dateline] Leyden Feby. the 11. 1781
[salute] Honoured Sir
I received a day or two agone the vocabulary which I desir'd you to send, for which
I am much obliged to you. Last Thursday I went to hear the Rector Magnificus for last
year speak an oration. The Rector for this year is professor Voorda. All the Professors
of the university, the Burgomasters and the Schepens of the city were there. Professor
Hollebeek (the last years rector) is Profesor in theology.1
He treated upon the advantages of the Christian religion.
Perhaps you may remember when you was here you was speaking of the rules of the drama.
There is a book here entitled l'art Dramatique by Mercier with his Dramatick works
in 6 Volumes in Octavo which cost 18g. 14 st. but I can buy l'art Dramatique alone
for 1. 16. If you please I will buy it.2
[salute] I am your most dutiful Son,
[signed] John Quincy Adams