Boston Friday April 10th. 1789
Mr. Bowdoin presents his most respectful Compliments to his Excellency Doctor Adams, and with real pleasure takes this opportunity of congratulating him on his Election to the Vice Presidency of the United States: assuring him with great Sincerity, that he largely participates in the general Satisfaction, which that Event, now made certain, has occasioned.—A severe Cold, which has continued upon him Several weeks, prevents him the pleasure of a personal Congratulation.
Mrs. Bowdoin, with her best Regards to Mrs. Adams & the Vice-President, gives them joy, and felicitates the United States, on this happy Occasion.
MHi: Adams Papers.