C Washington Jany 30th: 1801.
J. May’s most respectfull compliments to Mrs: Adams, and renders the enclosed, agreably to her request.
Although the high honour, and happiness confered on him, by the confidence of Mrs: Adams, is infinitely above any pecuniary compensation; yet, in obedience to her request, he is obliged to submit an account; which, with deference, he hopes will be satisfactory to her.
He begs to assure Mrs: Adams of his sincere gratitude, high respect, and lasting veneration.
MHi: Adams Papers.