Somerset Place, Strand: Feby. 22d. 1787
The Royal Society have receiv’d your present of a Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America and I am directed to return you their thanks for the same
I have the honour to be Sir / Your most Obedient and / Very Humble Servant
Charles Peter Layard
Sec. R. S.
MHi: Adams Papers.