John Adams to John Quincy Adams
Philadelphia May 30. 1794
My Dear son
The Senate have this Day unanimously advised and consented to the Appointment of John Quincy Adams to the Hague.1
If this Event should affect your Sensibility as much as it does mine, it will made a deep Impression upon Your Mind, both of the Importance of the Mission and of your obligation to Gratitude Fidelity and Exertion in the Discharge of the Duties of it.
At two O Clock tomorrow Morning I Sett off homewards.
RC (Adams Papers); internal address: “J. Q. A.” Tr (Adams Papers).
1. See Sen. Exec. Jour., description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America from the Commencement of the First to the Termination of the Nineteenth Congress, Washington, D.C., 1828; 3 vols. description ends 3d Cong., 1st sess., p. 159. JQA’s commission as minister resident, dated 30 May and signed by George Washington and Edmund Randolph, is in the Adams Papers.