John Quincy Adams to Thomas Boylston Adams
Ferrol in Spain Sunday Decr. 12th 1779
My Dear Brother
As I have wrote to Mamma and Sister1 I have but very little to write to you but I cannot let an opportunity slip without writing to you. I have wrote an account of my Voyage And of this city to Mamma and also all the news I have heard since I have been here excepting a report that the ardent an English 64 Gun brig was taken by the French, and that two Spanish frigates have been taken by the English.
You must ask Mamma to write to me for you and send it. I am your affectionate Brother,
J Q Adams
PS Give my Duty to Mamma and love to sister and Cousins.
RC (Elsie O. and Philip D. Sang, River Forest, Ill., 1966); addressed: “To Mr. Thomas Boylston Adams Braintree near Boston.”
1. None of the two or more letters mentioned in this letter as having already been written by JQA from El Ferrol has been found.