Philadelphia 24. Aug. 1797
A Packet given to me by Sir John St Claire for your Excellency is deliverd to Colo: Pickering. I beg at the same time, that I may have the Honor to pay my Respectfull Homage to you as to the first Magistrate of a Great Brave Free and happy Nation
Your Excellency most / Humble and most Obedient servant
MHi: Adams Papers.