Bath Hotel March 30. 1788
The Letter of Recall herewith enclosed never reached my hand till this Moment when I was nearly to step into the Carriage for Portsmouth where I am to embark. Its omission in Season was wholly owing to the sickness of Mr Jay our Secretary of State for foreign affairs. I must request if you Sir to do me the honour to transmit it to their High Mightinesses with my humble and grateful Respects. With great Respect I have / the Honour to be Sir, your most obedient / and most humble servant
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.