Boston June 26. 1798.
From the Uncertainty whether my Son’s Departure would be necessary before Commencement he applied for his Degree provided it should be required of him to go before that time & it was granted so that he is ready whenever an Opportunity Offers. There is no Vessell here going to Hamburgh and it is uncertain when there will be one.
Since my last Mr Appleton has as I expected paid the last Debt of Nature. I mentioned my wishes in that Letter provided that Event took Place I have now only to Say that if The President should think proper to bestow that Office on me he will confer on me and my Family an invaluable Blessing I must leave this however to his Wisdom and Goodness and beg leave to subscribe with the greatest Esteem and Respect your obet: Humble St
MHi: Adams Papers.