State of New York. Albany Feby: 16. 1820.
Please permit me the honor of enclosing you my prospectus for a most useful and necessary work.
I have spent too much upon it and can only hope to print it without great loss. I should be very much gratified indeed by the aid [of] a recommendation from you: and I should be still more so, by receiving it soon.
Ever your friend / indeed & very Huml. / st.
Clerk of Assembly
P.S. If Mr. Adams should think it consistent & proper for him to afford me any revolutionary papers for my last volume, I would even go to the town of Mr. Adams’ residence and copy them there—Pardon this liberty—my father was a soldier of the revolution and knew and loved [you] well. He is no more.
MHi: Adams Papers.