Adams Family Correspondence, volume 3

John Thaxter to Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams to John Thaxter

John Quincy Adams to John Thaxter, 22 July 1778 JQA Thaxter, John


John Quincy Adams to John Thaxter, 22 July 1778 Adams, John Quincy Thaxter, John
John Quincy Adams to John Thaxter
Dear Sir july ye 22 1778

It is with great pleasure That I write to you who have been so good and kind to me for which I fear I Shall never be able to repay you. I wrote to you just before I came from america which you have not answer'd but my Pappa received one from you about a week ago in which you said you was so much hurried that you could not write to me for which I was very Sorry for I Should take a great deal of 64pleasure in having a few lines from you when you have a little leasure time1

I am &c

LbC (Adams Papers); at foot of text: “to Mr. Thaxter.” Text is given here in literal style.


JQA's letter “from america” has not been found, but in a letter to AA of 13 March (Adams Papers) Thaxter mentioned having received it. Thaxter's letter to JA, received at Passy “about a week ago,” was that of 30 April, above.