Quincy october 21 1810
My Grandaughter The present Mrs. Treadway availed herself of your kind invitation to make you a visit, and her Friend miss Tracy, Sensible of the advantage Young people derive from mixing with those whose example and Manners ornament and improve, whilst they delight and <
Churm> Charm those Susceptable of improvement. I consented to Susan earnest desire of passing a little time from home. her Aunt Adams was kind enough to give her a Letter to you, and I pray you to accept my thanks for the Friendly and hospitable reception you have given her. She is young, ardent and full of vivacity, tho I hope not indiscreet. She will receive gratefully any advise, or admonition you may give her, and I pray you to use the Same freedom with her: which under Similar circumstances you would wish might be extended to a Daughter of your own.
I have taken the Liberty of incloseing my Letters for her under cover to you. I pray you to make my Respects to mr Coombs, and Regards to the rest of your Family
From your Humble Servant
DLC: Papers of Jonathan Bayard Smith.