Boston 8. April 1803.
My dear Brother
As you will probably be under some anxiety, respecting the bill you sent last winter, drawn by me, on Bird, Savage and Bird, in London, I take the first instant to inform you, that I have just received a letter from them, with notice that Mr: King had agreed to take it up, for the honour of the drawer, and of course, it will not be returned upon you—It is a great satisfaction to me, in this misfortune, that at least you will not be put to the vexation and trouble of providing for taking it up.
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.