New York January 12th: 1799.
My dear Sir.
I arrived at this place yesterday afternoon, in the Ship Alexander Hamilton, after a passage of 46 days—The Season of the year will best explain what kind of weather we have experienced. I thank God that I tread once more the land of my Fathers.
I shall wait only for my baggage to come on shore and then set out for Philadelphia—where I hope to meet you in health. It gives me pain that I cannot at the same time embrace both my parents—
I left my Brother & Sister well at Berlin, as I informed you by the Brig Pulaski and by Capt. Jenkins while at Hamburg.
I have several letters to write, and must therefore postpone any information until I reach Philadelphia—The Letters I brought go on by this Post.
MHi: Adams Papers.