Papers of John Adams, volume 4

To Nathaniel Barber Jr.

To James Warren

To Thomas Cushing, 24 July 1776 JA Cushing, Thomas


To Thomas Cushing, 24 July 1776 Adams, John Cushing, Thomas
To Thomas Cushing
Sir Philadelphia July 24. 1776

I had, by yesterdays Post, the Honour of your Letter of the 15th. instant. I Should esteem it an Honour, and an Happiness, to discharge the friendly Trust of Executor to Mr. Quincys Will, (because I have a great Respect to his Memory and a great Regard for his Family,) if my Situation and Circumstances were such that I could possibly accomplish it, with Advantage to the Interest of the Family. But as it is very obvious that this is not in my Power, I hope they will think that I consult their Welfare, in refusing this Office of Executor, which Refusal, I hereby Signify to you, Sir, and request that some other Method may be Speedily taken for the Completion of this Business. I am, with Respect, your most humble servant.

LbC (Adams Papers); notation: “Sent.”