Boston, June 30th. 1823
The enclosed should have been forwarded sooner; but by some accident was overlooked.
No assurances can be necessary to convince you, Sir, of the peculiar gratification your presence would afford, if your health & strength should permit. For all are deeply sensible of your great influence in securing the Indepence we celebrate; and all unite in feelings of the highest respect for yourself & family.
MHi: Adams Papers.