Grosvr. Square Feby. 18. 1787.
I am asshamed to have let your Letter of the 15th. of December remain so long unanswered: but the subject of it so entirely out of my Sphere, that I really knew not what answer to give to it.
At length however, I have concluded to inclose it to His Excellency Governor Bowdoin & pray him to communicate it to those Persons, to whom it belongs to consider it—and I hope they will do Justice.
I would not advise you however to place any dependence upon any advantage to arise from my transmitting it, for you may be assured it will have no more affect than if it were transmitted by yourself,—Nor will you do yourself Justice if you omit or, delay, to make your claim whenever you may have any hopes in consequence of your application to me—I am Sir, with much esteem &
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.