Adams Family Correspondence, volume 6

Abigail Adams to Elizabeth Storer Smith

John Adams to John Quincy Adams

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JQA may be implying that Cotton Tufts Jr. had little family feeling, and that AA2 knew of this feature of young Tufts' personality. JQA would sharply criticize Tufts on the occasion of his mother's death in October (same, 1:352).