Washington 12 May 1800
Mrs. Johnson brought me my Dear Sir on Thursday Eavning an Account of the Honor you had confered on me by the Nomination of super Intendant of Stamps and of the confirmation by the Senate; for this mark of your Friendly confidence I intreat you my Dear Sir to accept my greatfull thanks, and be assured that it shall be my Pride & ambition to do honor to your appointment, Credit to myself and the Interest of my Country.
I was in hopes of having seen you in Washington this Summer that I might have an opportunity of expressing my Personal thanks to you for your goodness to me, and as the People are very desirous of seeing you, I still flatter myself with that pleasure, & as I know Etiquette will permit, I shall hope you will consider my House your Home, having two Rooms intirely at your disposial.
I pray you & your Lady to accept my sincere thanks for / the kind attentions shewn to Mrs. Johnson & Tom during their stay / with you & to believe me most respectfully & sincerely / Dear Sir / Your most Obliged and very / Obedient & Humble servant
MHi: Adams Papers.