Philadelphia 10th: June 1800
In the hope that before you leave the Fed: City my letter may reach you. I have to ask the favor of you to leave directions with any body who undertakes to unpack the books which were sent off to Washington, to pick out a volume of Dunford & East’s Reports, which was rather unwittingly packed up <
[. . .]> with several other books, legitimately my property, which < have> for want of a true claimant Shared a Similar fate:—Mr: Briesler informed me that you pointed out to him my books, which I somewhat doubt, for In that case I think, I should have had more left behind—
Present me kindly to my father and all friends at the City & believe me / affectionately yours
T B Adams
Lucretius, Pliny, Millot, Horrace & forty other books are all gone—
MHi: Miscellaneous Papers.