Salem. Feby 21. 1808 [i.e. 1809]
At a convention of one hundred and sixty deligates, from all the towns in the County of Essex (being the most numerous & respectable delegation ever assembled on any accaision in said county) at Topsfield assembled on the twentieth of this month the inclosed address was unanimously adopted & order to be signed by the President & Secretary & enclosed to your Excellency—
In compliance with the above resolution I have the honor of forwarding to you the inclosed.
Your Excellency’s Very humble Servant
Joseph Sprague junior
MHi: Coolidge Collection.