John Adams to John Quincy Adams
and Thomas Boylston Adams
Quincy Septr. 14. 1794
My dear Sons
I once more wish you a prosperous Voyage an honourable Conduct and a happy Life. Remember your Characters as Men of Business as well as Men of Virtue, and always depend on the Affection and Friendship of your Father
RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “My Sons”; internal address: “John Quincy and Thomas Boylston Adams”; endorsed by JQA: “My Father 14. Septr: 1794. / Recd: at Boston.” Tr (Adams Papers).