Adams Papers

John Quincy Adams to John Adams, 6 May 1783

John Quincy Adams to John Adams

Hague May. 6th. 1783

Honoured Sir

The bearer of this, is Mr. Hardouin a French young Gentleman whose company I had the pleasure of from Hamborough to Amsterdam, and who intends to go to Havre de Grâce to form an establishment in the commercial way.

I receiv’d your favour of the 27th. of April, last friday and shall not fail writing as you enjoin me by every post: <except this> I shall pursue at present my Latin and Greek exercises, which have had a very long interruption.

I took up at Stockholm 420. Swedish Rixdallers which makes about 1250. Guilders and 400. Danish Rixdallers at Hamborough: a Danish Rxs: is a little more than 2 Guilders. I shall write to Mr. Dana and send him also an account of what money I have taken up on my way. Mr. Allen1 sail’d for Riga the Day before yesterday. Mr. Brush2 sets off this day for Rotterdam with an intention to go over to Ireland.

I am Sir your dutiful Son.

J. Q. Adams

RC (Adams Papers).

1Jeremiah Allen, a Boston merchant who had traveled with the Adamses to Europe in 1779 (JQA, Diary description begins Diary of John Quincy Adams, ed. David Grayson Allen, Robert J. Taylor, and others, Cambridge, 1981-. description ends , 1:7, note 6).

2Perhaps Eliphalet Brush, a New York merchant whom JQA had met in Amsterdam in 1781 (same, 1:76, note 1).

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