Edgartown Nov. 5th. 1788
I feel My Self Very Much hurt that it is Not in My Power as yet to Make your Excely. any returnes for the libural assistence which I received of you in England. it is Not Posable for me as yet to Collect what Money there is due to me. As Soon as it is in my Power to Procure any I Shall remit you what ever I Can, & as fast as Posable.
the Misfortuns that has taken Place in My family is Extream one Son that has been Sick More than Seven years is Now uncapable of doing any thing More than feed him self the other son that was Grown up was killed as you have heard in an instant. I am obliged to beg your Patience
I am Sir with profound rest. / your Most obedent Huml. Sert.
MHi: Adams Papers.