Quincy Sept 1st 1798
I received but two or three days ago your favor of the 30th of July, inclosing an address of the officers & privates of a troop of horse, organised & equipped at Cincinnati. I perceive with joy & pride a spirit of patriotism & a degree of unanimity prevailing in our country, which annuente numine cannot fail to <
[. . .]> insure its safety & secure its prosperity.
I thank you, Sir, for the obliging part you have taken in transmitting this address & ask the favor <
to> of you to convey < an answer> a few words by way of answer to it in any < way> manner you shall judge most agreeable.
With great esteem / Sir I have the honor to be / your most obedient & most humble Servant.
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.