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Docno: ADMS-04-03-02-0103

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Recipient: Adams, Thomas Boylston
Date: 1778-12-02

John Quincy Adams to Thomas Boylston Adams

[salute] My Dear Brother

I have just now wrote to my Brother charles1 & you would not like it if I did not write to you also. but now I have my pen in my hand { 128 } what shall I write you about for you do not encourage by writing to me; you should ask mamma to write for you I have wrote very often to you but Mamma says that you have not recd. but once from me but I hope that you have recd. some more before now surely you have not forgot me. I have two letters from Mamma, 1 from my sister and two from my Cousin billy2 but not one from my Brother charles or you, but I have wrote to him and to you very often but perhaps you have not received them I have amongst the others given you an account of my Voyage and in another all the things that I have seen that have been remarkable and amongst others the description of the dome of the invalids & the ecole militaire the description of Which would be too long to write but I will take another oportunity to do it. I have 2 or 3 more letters to write and so I must Leave you, and beleive that I am your affectionate Brother
[signed] John Quincy Adams
RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “To Mr. Thomas Adams at Braintree near Boston in America”; docketed by CFA. Text is given here in literal style.
1. Letter not found.
2. Letters from AA2 and William Cranch (on whom see Adams Genealogy) not found.
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/