Boston. 10th. Novr. 1798.
This will be handed you by Cap. Nicholson (who has met with the misfortune of springing his Bowsprit) & has return’d with the Constitution, to refit. Genl. Jackson had the direction of this Ship before Cap. N. sail’d. I understand that he has no further concern with her. If no particular person has been appointed & <
I> can promote the success of the Wooden Walls of America, I shall be happy to do it < i>on this, as well as on any other occasion.—Mrs. S. joins me in our best regards to you & Mrs. A. with our best wishes that you may have an agreable journey.
I was on board the Frigate at Newbury-Port. all her hands are ready & they only wait for their Iron Ballast & Guns—she is a fine Ship, is well Officer[‘d] & has a fine crew.
MHi: Adams Papers.