Quincy May 13th 1799
I thank you for your several favors of Ap. 27th & 30th & May 4th. The intelligence they contain is very favorable to the cause of our country. The opposition to government has been defeated in this state in a manner equally honorable.
We shall go on pretty well and finally preserve our Country from the <
continuation> contamination which has threatned it.
Mrs. Adams is not secure against returns of her allarming disorder, but I hope in the fall she may venture to the Southward Your letters oblige me and I wish for a continuance of them.
With esteem and regard I am Sir your / Servant.
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.