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
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.