Mrs. Adams presents her best respects to Mr Southard as Mr Adams has with the greatest Kindness and liberality allowed J J. Boyd to hope that he may obtain a new warrant—Mrs. A. solicits Mr Southard to be equally indulgent to the follies of youth and for the sake of his unhappy papers to the Youth a New Warrant requesting at the same time that he may be sent immediately on board some Vessel if at Norfolk it would be more easy to ship him off in the Steam boat—
Excuse haste / respectfully
L C Adams
NjP: Samuel L. Southard Papers.