Boston Decr. 30th. 1788.
Governor Bowdoin did me the honor of giving me a letter of introduction, which I was on my way personally to deliver yesterday; when I was acquainted that you had left Braintree for New York. It was not until this evening that I was Undecieved. As I am under an obligation to proceed in the Stage to morrow for New York it will deprive me of an opportunity of writing to you. After my arrival in New York it is my wish to improve the first passage for Europe.
I shall be in London, Amsterdam & Paris—If you have any Commands to either of these places that I can execute it shall be done with great cheerfulness; and any letters that you may see proper to mention me in will be gratefully acknowledged by Sir / your most Obedient / and most humble / Servt.
P.S. Letters directed to me at New York will come to hand.
MHi: Adams Papers.