Montezillo November 29th. 1819
I beg your pardon for neglecting so long to acknowledge the receipt of your letter—Announcing the pleasing intelligence of the Birth of another Daughter—but you are not so good as to inform me of <
thier> heir name—Blessings on her—and all her Connections—Please to present the family < to> of Verplanks my Condolence with them—on the departure of the Venerable Dr. Johnson—though at an Age fully ripe, whose learning talents Virtues and accomplishments I greatly esteemed and admired—
from your Affectionate Father
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.