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or the captivating delusions of pleasure will make any impression on his young mind which was the seat of innocence.

We were a few days since relieved from painful anxiety on Mr. Guiles account, hearing he had not met a more dreadfull fate than falling into the hands of the enemy.

This letter will be delivered to you by Mr. Charles Storer who has offered to take letters from Mamma, and intends to reside in Holland.

Please to present duty to my Pappa, and Love to little Charles, from your Sister.

Adams, Abigail 2d. Letter to John Quincy Adams, May 24 1781. Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society. Published in Adams Family Correspondence, Volume 4: October 1780 - September 1782 (Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1973). Pages 126-127.