Quincy Aug 20th 1798
I received on Saturday your favor of the 13th have read the papers inclosed voluminous as they are & return the commission for Col. Butler & the talk to the Indians signed. The Indians have been taught to misunderstand The advice against selling their lands to individuals, for advice against selling to the United States.
I am Sir / your most obedient
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.