May the 27th. 1799. Leghorn
About a month ago, I took the liberty to forward to you, by an American Gentleman of the name of Hays, a translation of a pamphlet, published here in the Italian language; I have not adhered literally to the text, but have taken the licence to make such alterations & additions as are analogous to the present day: I flatter myself, it has, before this, been put into your hands, & conscious that it has not sufficient merit to recommend itself to your notice,—I have sent the original.
With the utmost respect & esteem / I am, Sir, / your most obedt. / & oblig’d Servt.
Chaplain to the British Factory at Leghorn
MHi: Adams Papers.