Quincy Nov 7th 1798
I received the honor of your letter of the 3d. yesterday. Inclosed is a short answer to the grand jury. I know the hand writing of the address very well.
I went to E. Boston on Saturday to dine with you after spending two or three hours with Mr Gerry with whom I wished to converse a little more particularly concerning some things; but I was detained in Boston upon an indispensible piece of business longer than I expected & indeed untill the appearance of rain made it impracticable to pursue my plan at Cambridge. With great esteem & regard, I am / Sir your most obedient
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.