New York 14th Feb. 1788
As this Letter will go by the way of Ireland, and may be exposed to accidents in the Course of the Route, I decline entering into Particulars; but as the long recess of Congress who are now again convened, makes it necessary that the enclosed Letters of Recall should be transmitted without Delay. I think the best to send one first by this conveyance, & to forward Duplicates by another vessel which will sail about the last of the month for Bristol—Your Letters by the Packet are come to Hand, and shall be particularly noticed in my next which will go under cover to a Friend, With Directions to him what to do with it in Case you should have left England before its arrival—Massachusetts has adopted the proposed Constitution by a Majority of 19—
I am Dr Sir with real Truth / Your friend & Servt
MHi: Adams Papers.