June 22d: 1799.
I had just wafered my packet for this day’s post when your’s with No 5. &ca: was handed me. You can form no idea of the pleasure I derive from your communications, which I hope you will not discontinue even should mine fall short of affording reciprocal entertainment.
I have been occupied during a greater part of this week by an attendance on the Court of Nisi Prius now holden here—it will sit probably a week or ten days longer as there is much to do and much time lost by too great an indulgence to jurors.
Captain Henry and his lady purposed making a visit to Boston when they left this place—I have sent him a letter or two for some of my friends, and hope they will notice him as he deserves.
I wrote you in full a few days since, and as I am now somewhat in haste, must beg my present brevity may not be imputed unto me, having opened my packet merely to acknowledge and thank you for your’s.
T. B. Adams.
MHi: Miscellaneous Papers.