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Docno: ADMS-04-03-02-0203

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Recipient: Adams, Thomas Boylston
Date: 1780-01-16

John Quincy Adams to Thomas Boylston Adams

[salute] My Dear Brother

I am always happy to find an opportunity of conversing with you, as we cannot verbally do this it is our duty to do it by writing. I now have a good opportunity to write a few lines to you by Captn. Lovett in a Ship belonging to Mr. Cobet of Beverly, but I can write but a few lines to you for I must write to all my Freinds. We have had the worst 3 Weeks that ever I pass'd in my life. Bad roads, worse accomodations, no Chimneys in the houses which look more like hogs penns than houses, and in Short it is past my art to give a description of what I have seen Since I left Ferrol. But I must conclude in subscribing myself your affectionate brother,
[signed] John Quincy Adams
RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “To Mr. Thomas Adams Braintree near Boston—To be sunk in case of Captivity”; erroneously docketed in AA 's later hand: “J Q Adams to C A. 16 Jan 1780”; but correctly, at head of text, in CFA 's hand: “ JQA to his brother Thomas.”