Boston May 1789
At the time you embark’d from America for Europe, on board the Boston Frigate Samuel Tucker Esquire Commander; I had the honour to be A Naval Lieutenant. Advanced in Life—steady in the public service—together with my Children, at present I find myself Embarrased with a large Family, and if my Conduct during your Excellencys observation of it, Was such as to induce Approbation, earnestly desire to be remembered, in Case of any appointments suitable to my station in the Navy or otherwise.
I have the Honour to be / Your Excellys / Mo Devoted Servt
Lt Am. Navy
MHi: Adams Papers.