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to you. Gen'll. Warrens son is Lieut. of Marines on Board, and I have heard the Marquiss Fayet designs going home in her if he leaves America her Blessing will follow him, for he is much Esteemed here, and may he reap in his own country the Lawrels he has merritted here.

I am my dear Son with affection and regard your Mamma,

Abigail Adams

Adams, Abigail. Letter to John Quincy Adams, 15 December 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). Pages 137-138.