Plymouth Novr. 9th. 1824
William Davis Esqr. was in my Office, with the lady of the Hon: Josiah Quincy looking in the Colony records, Mr. Davis mentioned to me that you decended from Capt: Miles Standish and he thought you would be pleased to see his will, after he left the office, I directed my Clerk to copy it, I compared and certified it to be a true copy, and inclosed it in a letter to you, and gave it to Mr. Samuel Davis to deliver it to Mrs. Quincy, for you.—You and your son are gentlemen I highly respect, and I feel gratified to think that it may be pleasing to you to see the will, if it is I shall be richly rewarded for the little trouble I had in copying it.—I hope you will have the goodness to Answer this letter, and let me know whether you recd. my letter with the will inclosed in it.—
I am with the highest respects / your Humle. Sert.
MHi: Adams Papers.