From John Quincy Adams
Philadelphia 4. Septr: 1801.
I have the honour to enclose a letter which I was desired to forward to you from Mr: Bourne at Amsterdam.1
A few days before I sailed from Hamburg, I sent you by duplicates, copies of a letter which I received there from the Swedish Minister at the Court of Berlin and of my answer to it.2 As it contained a proposition from the king of Sweden which may be deemed of some importance to the interests of the United States, I now mention the circumstance, that in case neither of those letters should have arrived, I may send you a triplicate of them. I am very respectfully, Sir, your most humble and obedient Servant.
John Q. Adams.