From John Adams
Richmond hill [New York City] July 16 1789
The inclosed letters are from two as respectable characters as any in Massachusetts, containing information which I hope has been transmitted to you, through other channels.1 But as it is possible, it may be otherwise, it is my duty to lay them before you, which I beg leave to do by the bearer Colo: Smith. With all possible defference and respect I have the honor to be Sir your most obedient hum.
LB, MHi: Adams Papers: John Adams Letter Books.
1. The enclosures have not been identified.