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Docno: ADMS-06-08-02-0115

Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Lowell, John
Date: 1779-09-21

To John Lowell

[salute] My dear sir

I am uncertain whether you said you should sett off for Philadelphia on Wednesday or Thursday, which obliges me to send an Express to Town to day as I fear you may be gone before I can get into Town tomorrow.
The two Packetts in brown Paper contain all My Accounts and Vouchers, which I am ordered to transmit to the <Navy> Treasury Board, and I dare not trust them by an Hand less friendly and carefull than yours. I am sorry to give you the Trouble of such large Packetts, but it will be doing me an essential service, if you will be so good as to take them. I wish you a pleasant Journey. My most affectionate Respects, to all enquiring Friends at Philadelphia. I am, your Fried & sert
[signed] John Adams
RC (DLC: photostat of recipient's copy); docketed: “Mr. J Adams Septr. 79.”