Hackney. March 31st 1790
The Bearer of this is Count Andriani a respectable Nobleman from Milan. He is a friend to the liberties of mankind and has determined to Spend Some time in visiting the united States of America. Having been honoured by him with a request that I would write by him to Some of my Friends in America I take the liberty to recommend him to your civilities. I almost wish I could Share with him in the pleasure of Seeing a country about which I once felt much anxiety but to which I now look as one of the happiest and most distinguished countries in the world.
Deliver my best respects to Mrs Adams and also to Mr and Mrs Smith. I writ to you a few weeks ago, and accompany’d my letter with a Discourse on the Love of our country which I hope you have received. You are now probably attending Congress at New-York.
That you may be ever happy in the enjoymt of the esteem and gratitude of your country is, Dear Sir, the ardent wish of your obliged friend / and very humble Servt
MHi: Adams Papers.