To John Adams
New York October 29. 1798
I shall with pleasure obey the command contained in your letter of the 17th instant and shall accordingly inform the Governor that I am ready to proceed in the execution of the measure.
With perfect respect & esteem I have the honor to be Sir Yr obed servant
The President of The U States
ALS, Adams Family Papers, deposited in the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston; ADf, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.