Navy Department 30 May 1799.
I am honored with your letter of the 25th Inst.—The Herald sailed on Tuesday last, from New Castle, to cruise on the Coast, until the 10th. of July, when she is to return to Boston—Mr. Beale can then be changed from the Herald to the Boston.
I have the honor to be / With the highest Respect & / Esteem sir Yr. most / Obed Servt.
MHi: Adams Papers.