by John Quincy Adams (1767–1848), 6th President of the USA.
John Quincy Adams was a deeply religious man and recognised as a great orator and popular speaker. Among his various writings are to be found these letters on the subject of the Masonic Institution. The letters reveal a courteous, patient and informed writer. He pleads with directness and urgency to the leading members of the fraternity of Freemasonry to take steps to remove the oaths which are such an offensive aspect of the Masonic Institution.