Balt. Jan. 30, 1818
I was honored with your note, & have attended to it as I hope is in accordance to your will on the subject.
I have suffered several times by such mistakes as are noticed in my printed reply; & the opportunity to vindicate myself was so happily presented that justice seemed to require that I should not pass it over.
I disavow all connection with the party business of the past or present—& though, to the utmost of the ability afforded I have reprehended political vice, my great object has been to support the broad principles of our happy Constitution, & to make us one people.
With sentiments of great respect, / I am, Madam, / your obet St.
MHi: Adams Papers.