Weymouth June. 13. 1798
Mr. Edmund Soper, on whose Accounts I wrote to you sometime since, is now going to Philadelphia to solicit an office in the Land or Sea Service, what office I know not; but having no one there to introduce him, He has urged me to write by him, that he might have an Opportunity with the greater Propriety to make his Application—Compassion to him has induced <
him> me to comply with his Request. He has a large Family & indigent Circumstances. I am of opinion that he might be useful in some Office, but in what particular Grade I am not sufficiently acquainted with him to judge. He appears to be well acquainted with Business in general and a Man of good Understanding.
As I shall write to you in a Day or Two upon other Matters, I must now close & beg You to accept of my best Wishes for Your Health & Happiness & Am / Your Affect. Friend & H. Sert
MHi: Adams Papers.