Adams Papers

From John Adams to Timothy Pickering, 29 October 1798

Quincy Oct 29th 1798


I have received your favor of Oct 18 & pray you when you see Gen. Pinckney to congratulate him for me on his arrival; but I would not wish him to think of a journey here to see me. I shall see him I hope e’er long at Trenton or Philadelphia.

The two letters returned in yours are important. The first has made a great impression on me. Inclosed is another letter which I pray you to decypher & return as soon as possible. But dont <me> write me any letter to arrive at Quincy or Boston after the 10th of Nov.

I am, Sir, yours

John Adams

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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