N. Jersey Burlington April 13. 1800
I take the liberty of requesting your Excel[lencys] acceptance of the inclosed address to the Citizens [of] Burlington on the 22d. of feby. last:—
I could not have offered an apology for this [. . .] upon any other subject; but I persuade myself [. . .] feeblest attempt to honor the memory of General Washington, will be received with pleasure, by his most distinguished friend Co-patriot, and successor:
I am sir, with the greatest respect / your most obedient servant
MHi: Adams Papers.