Philadelphia 19 Octr: 
My dear William
I have only time to say that after the severe frost of last night & the night before, I conceived there was no danger in coming to the City— Of course came in this morning & find the town quite cheerful though the houses not generally open. Have been upon the hunt for an Office but can find none as yet. I go out again this evening—Our house in Market Street is aired in part, as I have had the windows open all day. We expect the public Offices will shortly remove—if so, inform me.
Your letter of the 15th: is in hand and my fathers of the 17th: which I got this morning.
I am in haste, / Yours
MWA: Adams Papers.