Newburgh Augt 6th 1783
I returned to this place yesterday afternoon from a tour of Nineteen days through the Northern & Westwern parts of this State. Upon my arrival I found the enclosed from Mr Rivington accompanied by the Books therein alluded to. Be pleased to thank Mr Rivington for sending them to me, and get Money from Mr Parker & pay for them as (if any thing more was meant) it is upon these terms only I shall keep them. I am Dr Sir Yr Obedt & Affecte Servt
P.S. Please to get & send me by Mr Smith the following Books. The Beauties of Doctr Johnson
Do of Dr Goldsmith
Do of Dr Watt’s.
Do of Mr Sterne—also
the Beauties of Pope & Swift—if they are Published.
MHi: Adams Papers.