Washington, 4 March 1815
To His Imperial Majesty the Emperor
of all the Russias.
Great and Good Friend,
John Quincy Adams Esqr., who for several years past has resided with you as the Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States, being required by the Public interest to undertake other functions, we have directed him to take leave of you and to embrace that occasion to assure you of our continued friendship and sincere desire to preserve and strengthen the harmony and good understanding so happily subsisting between the two Nations, and which will be further manifested by his successor. We are persuaded that he will do this in a manner most expressive of these sentiments, and of the respect and sincerity with which they are offered.
We pray God to keep you, Great and Good Friend, under his holy Protection.
Written at the City of Washington the Fourth day of March Anno Domini 1815.
Your Good Friend
By the President
Secretary of State
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.