Albany, 1 Mo. 21, 1817.
I send, by this Mail, Nos. 7, 8, & 9, of my Magazine, & invite thy particular attention to the Essay of Franklin, on a National School, &c. Please favor me with thy opinion of it, & of the plans that he suggests.
The little Work I mentioned sometime ago, is printed, at Boston, & I have directed my publisher to send thee a Copy. It is anonymous, because I must conceal the [. . .] of Authorship.
I hope thy health holds out, good, & thy spirits, that enable Man to enjoy life. Should we both live till next summer, I anticipate the pleasure of paying my respects to thee, as I shall have occasion to visit Boston on some business.
With great esteem, thy friend,
H. G. Spafford.
MHi: Adams Papers.