Adams Family Correspondence, volume 3

John Thaxter to Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams to James Lovell

John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams, 11 June 1778 JQA AA


John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams, 11 June 1778 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail
John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams
Paris june 11 1778

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.


This letter, dated 25 March, was acknowledged by JA in his reply to AA of 16 June, below, but has not been found.


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.