Quincy Sept 16th 1798
My dear friend
Inclosed is a short answer to the address of the Grand jury transmitted in your letter from Pownallborough at Sept term 1798.
It would have given me great pleasure to have seen you at Pownalborough as I did in 1764 but I shall never see Kennebeck river again most probably. Some coincidence or other of affaires I hope will one day enable me to take you by the hand once more
I am dear Sir your sincere / friend
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.