Whitehall Octr. 24th. 1787
Lord Carmarthen presents his Compliments to Mr. Adams, he has had the Honor to receive his Note, and will not fail to inform His Majesty of the Attention he has shewn in deferring to pay his Respects to their Majesties, on account of one of his Children being ill of the Small-Pox—Which Lord Carmarthen begs leave to observe was extremely proper.—Lord Carmarthen, having no Apprehension of this Kind, will be very glad to have the Honor of seeing Mr. Adams Tomorrow.
MHi: Adams Papers.