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Docno: ADMS-06-12-02-0015

Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Dumas, Charles William Frederic
Date: 1781-10-18

To C. W. F. Dumas

[salute] Dr Sir

It is a long time Since I had the Pleasure of writing to you. I have been, to the very gate of the other Mansion. My Feet had well nigh Stumbled on the dark mountains: but by the Skill of Dr Osterdike1 and the Barks wondrous Virtue, I am returned here to take two or three more Lessons of Politicks.
If your affairs will admit of your Spending Some time at Amsterdam, I should be obliged to you, if you would take an appartment in my House. The Sooner the better. I desired Mr Thaxter to write you an Invitation in my name, when I was too weak to write. He wrote but has no answer.2 How go the Politicks of the Hague? Will they ever answer my Memorial?

[salute] I am, &c

1. Nicolaas George Oosterdijk, professor of medical theory at the University of Leyden (Adams Family Correspondence, 4:224).
2. See Thaxter’s letter of 24 Sept. (vol. 11:492) and Dumas’ response of 13 Oct., above.
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