Adams Papers

To John Adams from John Jay, 7 November 1788

New York 7 Novr. 1788

Dear Sir

on my Return two days ago from Jersey, I had the Pleasure of recieving your favor of the 11 Ult.—

A sufficient number of Delegates to form a Congress not being at present in Town, it is not in my power to communicate it to that Honorable Body— nor indeed does it appear to me very probable that a sufficient number will be convened during the winter, unless some circumstance of Importance should occur to induce their attendance. If however a House should be formed, I will take the earliest opportunity of laying your Letter before them, & of transmitting to You whatever orders they may think proper to give on the Subject of it—

With the best Wishes for your Health and Happiness, & with great Esteem & Regard I am / Dear Sir / your most obt. & hble Servt.

John Jay—

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