|My Dear Brother||Helvoet Novr. 8 1795|
We are to have a new Moon on Wednesday. In the meantime we are to have the remainder of the three weeks gale. The opinion appears to be that we shall at soonest not sail till that day.
I have now a thirst for news almost feverish. I shall thank you by return of the Post to send me half a dozen of the latest Moniteurs and also the two or three latest Amsterdam Gazette’s. I hope in consequence of my last letter to receive the Leyden Gazettes’ by this day’s Post.
I hear just enough to have my curiosity, set upon the rack. if there be any foundation for the reports at this place, the circumstances now taking place in different quarters, deserve the most industrious & diligent attention and no less of reflection to combine them together for a probable result.
If you have time you can write me freely, while I am here. the caution I gave you before my departure will apply only to your letters which must pass the water.
I groan in spirit with you at the new task here enclosed. But you will make allowances, as I must employ my time. / Good morning!
John Q. Adams.