Phyladelphia Decr. 24. 1798
Your Address of the twenty ninth of November has been presented to me, by your Representative in Congress Mr Baldwin.
I rejoice to hear that you have shaken off supineness, and are in a state of readiness to oppose a foreign foe and that if occasion should require it you will sue for Peace, sword in hand
Although you are all personally unknown to me, I wish you very sincerely every felicity.
MHi: Adams Papers.