Papers of John Adams, volume 14


To Samuel Adams

Sir Hamburg, 4 April 17831

I have received the letter of 21 March with which your excellency honored me.2 The present letter will be delivered to you by Mr. Hardouin, a merchant of Havre de Grace who had the honor of meeting your son in this town and who will be able to give you good news of him.3 He asked me to commend him to your good offices, and as he is leaving the country, much to the regret of all who knew him here, I take the liberty of begging you to honor him with your goodwill and to receive him favorably. I shall always seize eagerly on any occasion that arises to demonstrate my gratitude, together with the profound respect with which I have the honor to be, sir, your excellency's very humble and very obedient servant