Papers of John Adams, volume 16

To Benjamin Franklin

From Wilhem & Jan Willink

James Warren to John Adams, 29 June 1784 Warren, James Adams, John
From James Warren
My dear Sir. Milton June 29th. 1784

Mrs. Adams. & Miss Nabby left us last Sunday1 was a week ago. with a very fine Wind. which has Continued here ever since & promises her a fine passage. if good Wishes in great Abundance Contribute any thing to the shortness or pleasure of the Voyage. it must be propitious. Mr. Jeffeson will I hope hand you this. & be as agreable a Colleague as his Predecessor. you will from him & Mrs. Adams learn every thing that I could tell you, & probably much more. I shall not therefore detain you with a long Letter. on the subject of News. Politics, or Husbandry. & shall only Apologize for the appearance of the Inclosed Letter from our Friend Gerry.2 he sent it to my Care. & unfortunately sealed it in such a manner that the two Seals stuck together & on opening mine broke this. however not a word of the Contents have been read by any Body. or shall be & I hope will reach in as great security as if no such Accident had happened.

I am with great Sincerity / Your Friend &c

J Warren

RC (Adams Papers); internal address: “His Excellency Mr Adams”; endorsed: “General Warren / June 29. 1784 / andd. 27. Aug.”


That is, 27 June.


Of 16 June, above.