Union Tavern, George Town June 4, 1800
I receive with much Esteem Affection and Gratitude this obliging Address. The Approbation you have the goodness to express is both a reward and an Encouragement.
I congratulate you, Gentlemen on the translation of the Government to the City so near you. As the Country between the former Seat and the present is beautifull and fertile, in a high degree, I hope that all the Reluctance which remained <
to> against the Change, will Soon be removed, and that the Virtues and Talents of the United States may here be displayed, forever, for the Preservation and Perfection of our Country.
MHi: Adams Papers.