[dateline] Annapolis. Decr. 8th. 1775
[salute] Dear Sir
I am obliged to you for your Letter of 2nd. Instant.1
I intirely agree with You in Sentiment as to the Propriety, nay the Necessity of assuming and exercising all the Powers of Government. Our Convention only met yesterday afternoon. I shall, if possible, induce our People to set the Example, and first take Government.2
We have no News here worthy of your Notice. I cannot but intreat your Correspondence. If any Thing material occurs, pray inform Your affectionate and Obedient Servant
I beg to be remembered to Messrs. Adams and your Brethren.