To John Jay
The Hague April 2. 1784
My dear Friend
I blush to acknowledge, that I received your favour of the 6. Feb. in its Season and in good Condition, and that I have not answered it.
By leading a quiet Life, and by great Care and regular Exercise I have happily recovered a little Health and if you think it necessary I might now venture on a Journey to Paris. But I should be glad to wait here Six Weeks longer, that I may increase my stock of Strength a little more if possible, provided you will give me Leave.— I should be glad to know what you have upon the Carpet, and how advanced in brief, if you please.
The Money for the Payment of Mr Morris’s Bills, is happily Secured, but We were a long time in bringing the Loan to bear.
I have received, Several Letters from Boston and Philadelphia from very good Hands, which make very honourable and Affectionate Mention of you. You have erected a Monument to your Memory in every New England Heart.
My Regards to your good Family, and belie[ve] me, your Sincere Friend
RC (NNC:John Jay Papers); addressed: “France / À Son Excellence / Monsieur J Jay / Ministre Plenipotentiaire des / Etats Unis de l’Amerique / à Chaillot / près la barriere de / Paris.”; internal address: “His Exy John Jay Esqr”; endorsed: “Mr Adams 2 Ap. / 1784— / and. 8 Ap. 1784.” LbC (Adams Papers); APM Reel 107. Some loss of text where the seal was removed.