Alicante 24 October 1797
During the Plague at Algiers in July last Mr Barlow wrot me Several letters very pressingly requesting I would Send over some person of my confidence to attend to the buseness of the United States While he should return to Europe as was absolutely necessary for him at that period. I had then no person I could depend on but my own Nephew Mr George Clark, from whom I have Just received the Original Treaty of Peace with the Bey of Tunis in the Arabic and French languages, a Copy of the latter you will please find herewith, which being the first made out in your Presidentship I hope will plead my excuse for the liberty of addressing you with it. The Original I hold at the disposal of Colonel Humphreys whos Orders respecting it I expect from Madrid
May you finish your precedency in happiness and peace with all mankind is the constant prayer of / Dear Sir / Your affectionate and / Very humble Servant
MHi: Adams Papers.