Brunswick [. . .] Jersy 20 Janry 1809
I have not had the pleasure to [receive] a Line from you in Some time—Did you know what pleasure your letter gave me and how they Chiered my Old heart in these Drary times of Our Country your humanity and friendly disposition Would Often raise My Druping Spirits—for lete Me assure you Sir, they have been Sadly Depressed Since your Son gave up his year in the Senate. Especially this Season when He Would have had an opportunity of sharing his Latant power for the Salvation [. . .] his Country—Every sensible Man that has Called to spend an hour with me lately has regretted with [. . .] Daulinary to Serve—My Account from the E[. . .]erd there has been [. . .] of the Disaffected to government I trust they will be made sensible of thier mistakes. I apprehend that Mr <
[. . .]> Pickmans Letter to the Governor and his Late Speaker [. . .] Secretary has Been the Means to set forward their Mischief. I hope that your Dormant powers Will Come forward and put [. . .]and Misguided people right for their [own] sakes as well as for Governmental Security—
Enclosed you have a late Philada paper for your amuse[. . .] in this Drary Season, in which is a Speech of a Mr Eppes. you will make your Very [. . .] Comments on it. Be pleased to favour me with the State of your health and to forward [R. &] all [. . .] have a [Speaker] put in [the] small End of your Guest May Heaven long preserve your [. . .] for the good of your friends and Country Be pleased to give my best wishes to your Son and the Very amiable Mrs. Adams.
I Am Hond Sir your Most / Humble Servt
MHi: Adams Papers.