Philadelphia 19th: Feby 1801.
We have been rejoycing with exceeding joy at the news of the result at Washington—Now we hope the Gentleman will do Something. I got your letter of Monday & at the same time was informed that the choice was finally made. Our former suspence was so uncomfortable, that any thing would have been considered a relief—It comforts me that New-England would not yield, but the rest have done better than nothing.
I shall accompany my Mother to New York, where I may probably remain three or four days—You need not cease writing however, nor will I—
T. B. Adams—
MWA: Adams Papers.