Kempwick 10 Oct. 1796.
Washington’s resignation, which crowns that excellent man with glory, opens the career for my worthy and much respected friend, to bestow new obligations upon his Country-men, if they are wise enough to take hold of this favourable opportunity. Can your Excell—without compromitting yourself procure your old friend a place among the Electors in this State—you know <
upon> to whom he Shall paÿ the tribute, which every American owes to your meritorious Character.
Permit me to assure you, that / I am / with the highest veneration / your Excell: most ob. St. / and obliged frend:
Fr. Adr. van der kemp
MHi: Adams Papers.