Grosvenor Square 28 Febry 1788—
It is with great regret, that I find myself obliged to leave England without a Special Audience of Leave of His Royall Highness The Duke of Glocester, but an unexpected obligation to make a Journey to Holland before my embarkation for America, renders it impossible, for me to request the Honour of an Audience of his Royal Highness, it is a consolation to me at the Same time, to reflect that his Royall Highnesses constant and punctual attendence in Parliament, and on the important tryal in Westminster Hall would render it inconvenient to His Royal Highness to admit me at this time to an Audience. I must therefore beg the favour of you sir to make my excuses with all possible Respect to His Royall Highness
With Great Consideration I have the Honour to be Sir your most obedient and most humble / Servant
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.