Philadelphia Dec 3d. 
I return you the address and my answer. I did receive an address from the sixth regiment in Gen Hulls division, which I sent on to Mr McHenry to answer according to law and usage. I will enquire what he has done.
I return your hearty congratulations on the magnificent victory of Nelson. I believe it is without a precedent or parallel
I am Sir with great regard
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.