Essex house Octr. 30. 1787
Mr Lindsey presents his most respectful compts to Mr Adams, with many thanks for his acceptable present. Mr L. hopes that America is now reaping some of the fruits of her labours in the new and wise constitution lately published to the world and will prosper by them for ages of ages. Mr L. has been prevented from paying his acknowledgements sooner by having been hitherto almost altogether in the country except at the end of each week.
Mr L hopes that Mrs Adams is quite recovered and Coll. Smith and his lady well and begs his best respects may be tendered to them.
MHi: Adams Papers.