Washington, January 6th:, 1824.
Most respected sir,
The inclosed small volume and map, relate to a subject in which you took an early and distinguished part: viz. the planning and laying out of this infant Metropolis, and believing that you still feel a deep interest in its welfare, I have sent you this small tribute of my high respect, hoping that you may find some satisfactory information in it, as regards the progress and improvement of the city.
I am, honoured Sir, / Most respectfully, / your obedient servant
MHi: Adams Papers.