|My dear Brother.||Amsterdam 2. June 1797.|
I arrived here last Evening and this morning received your cover, enclosing the Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury.—There are Letters here from America, as late as the 29th: of April. Mr: Murray had then sailed so that he may be looked for every day.
I have not yet seen Mr: Damen, and of course have made no arrangements. [. . .] make none immediately for my own departure. I feel a little anxious on account [. . .] Health.—Let me know by return of Post how you are.—Do not by any means [under]take to go with me, untill you can do it with perfect safety. I can and will protract my departure if it should be expedient—Above all, be of good cheer. Keep up your Spirits, and take care not to expose yourself to a cold.
I will thank you to send me half a dozen, blank Passports;—you will see Captain Mackay again tomorrow or the next day at the Hague.
John Q. Adams.