Boston May 26 1789
Yesterday I took a post Chaise to pay my Respects to Mrs. Adams at Braintree, but She was gone on a Visit to Haverhill and expected back tomorrow, I left your letter and word if Mrs A wished to send to Capt Brown of the packet, I would forward <
it> any letter or Write him myself—I find from the few that I have Conversed with, since my Return, that the General fear is, that the present Botes of Transport, will get the People into the way of smuggling, and the Revenue will not be so productive, as it ought to be—I paid my Respects to Governor Hancock who is unwell at present
I am Sir with / Respect & Esteem / your Excellencys / Most Humble Servant
MHi: Adams Papers.