[dateline] Leyden May the 21 st 1781
[salute] Honour'd Sir
Inclosed are some numbers of the lettres Hollandoises.
I took them out of thier covers, because I knew they were nothing else, and I could not do them up so well when they were in, however, if you please, I will not take out any more; Mr. Luzac's this day's paper is also inclos'd.
I wrote to brother Charles by Mr. Thaxter, and to you the night before last,2
but have not yet reciev'd answers to either.
[salute] I am, your dutiful Son,
[signed] John Quincy Adams