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John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams

Paris june 5 1778

it is witth great Pleasure that I now Sit down to write a few Lines to you to inform you of my hea[l]th & Situation which I like pretty well but I had by much rather be amongst the rugged rocks of my own native town than in the gay city of Paris. yesterday my Pappa received a large number of news papers from america but the 2 armys were then in the Same posture as they were when we came but I hope they have done Something by this time. Please to give my duty to my grandpapa Smith & to my grandmamma hall & uncle & aunt Cranch & love to my Sister & Brothers I am &c

Adams, John Quincy. Letter to Abigail Adams, June 5 1778. Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society. Published in Adams Family Correspondence, Volume 3: April 1778 - September 1780 (Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1973). Page 33.