Papers of John Adams, volume 18

To John Jay

From John Jay

To John Adams from Edward Augustus Holyoke, 27 October 1786 Holyoke, Edward Augustus Adams, John
From Edward Augustus Holyoke
Sir. Salem Octr. 27th. 1786.

I have the Honour to inclose Your Excellency a Vote of the Massachusetts medical Society; by which You will percieve the grateful Sense they entertain of your Excellencys. Favours: and, in Compliance with their agreable Injunction, to return You the Thanks of the Society, for the fresh Instance of your Excellencys. Attention to their Interests, in forwarding the Extract from the Register of the Royal Academy of Surgery at Paris.1

Permit the Society Sir, still to hope for the Continuance of your Excellencys. good Offices, and Me the Honour to subscribe myself, with all possible Respect, / Your Excellencys. most obedient / & very humble Servant

E. A. Holyoke

At a Meeting of the Massachusetts Medical Society—in Boston 18h October 1786

Voted That the President return the Thanks of this Society to His Excelly: John Adams Esqr. for his kind attention to their interest, in forwardg. the Extract from the Register of the Royal Academy of Surgery at Paris, passed in March 1783—

A true Copy from the Records Attest N. W. Appleton Recg Secry.

RC and enclosure (Adams Papers); internal address: “His Excy / John Adams Esqr.


See JA’s letters to Holyoke of 3 April and 26 June, both above.