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Docno: ADMS-04-03-02-0036

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Recipient: Adams, Abigail
Date: 1778-06-11

John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams

to day my Pappa received a Letter from you which I had the honour of seeing1 in which you mentioned your being struck with the account of dotor Franklins being assasinated but that Story like many others I Suppose arose from those set of People who pretend to be the best Lovers of their Country when they are all the time a seeking her ruin in your Letter you said you wrotee to my Pappa in February which went to Bilboa2 but my Pappa has not received any one before this I am &c.
LbC (Adams Papers); at foot of text: “to my Mamma.” Text is given here in literal style.
1. This letter, dated 25 March, was acknowledged by JA in his reply to AA of 16 June, below, but has not been found.
2. This “February” letter may possibly have been AA's letter of 8 March, sent “by a vessel for Bilboa,” never received by JA, but printed in vol. 2, above, from a draft. On the other hand, AA may have sent more than one letter by the ship for Bilbao.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.
http://www.masshist.org/apde2/