Abigail Adams to John Quincy Adams
Quincy Decbr 5 1795
My Dear Son
As capt Scott has not yet saild, it gives me an opportunity of informing you that last Evening I received the Miniatures, and they were next to personally Seeing you; for the likenessess are very good. the Painter however, it is said has given a more flattering Likeness of you than of Thomas
I am perfectly satisfied with them and want to be constantly looking at them.
Tis now a long time Since I received Letters from you. I am anxious to hear whether you are in England. I send you three more of the Defences,1 and am as ever your / affectionate Mother
I have requested mr smith to deliver to mr Coles a little plain English and the Feadelrist for you2
RC (Adams Papers).
2. Enclosures not found. Mr. Coles was likely John Coles (ca. 1749–1809), a Boston printer and painter (Alex Krieger and David Cobb, eds., Mapping Boston, Cambridge, 1999, p. 49).