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Docno: ADMS-04-03-02-0060

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Recipient: Adams, Abigail
Date: 1778-08-11

John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams

[salute] Hond. Mamma

you will pardon me if I do not write to you very often for you know how I used to teaze you to write a copy of a letter for me but now I do not have you to write and my Pappa being always a doing publick affaires or a writing to you cannot do it for me, so that I am obliged to think myself, sometimes I think of a few words to write but you know I am no great hand at letter writing for if I was I should write much oftener though I have wrote several times I wrote a long letter by captain Barnes with an account of my voyage1

[salute] I am your dutiful son

[signed] John Quincy Adams
RC (Adams Papers). Text is given here in literal style.
1. Not found; doubtless lost at sea.
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/