Philada May 19. 1813.
Dr James Rush, yesterday, put into my hands your letter of the 30th. ult. which came too late to answer the purpose intended.
As I propose to publish in one time a new Edition of the Naval History, I shall, if you judge proper, retain this communication; or otherwise return it to you.
I remain, with sincere respect, / your obt. hble Servt
MHi: Adams Papers.