Philadelphia Saturday 25th.  I believe of Nov. 1798
My Dearest Friend
From Kingston Van Tilsburg We came Yesterday 45 Miles to Markett Street. For once I have Accomplished a Journey from Quincy to High Street without one escorting Man or Horse. This was done by Invention as I will explain some other time.
I found all well and in good order and I slept soundly last night, tho the House looks to me like a Desart.—I pray that you may have Slept as well as William and myself.
Governor Mifflin came in, in a terrible Lamentation that I had not given him opportunity to draw out all his Horse & foot, and shew me the Attachment of Philadelphia &c.
I have not a Line nor a Word from you Since Mrs Smith left you. I am ever
MHi: Adams Papers.