Adams Papers

John Adams to Josiah Quincy, 3 Jun. 1797

Philadelphia June 3. 1797


We are much obliged to you for the opportunity to read the Letter of 13 of Feb. from <our dear> Thomas, which I now return. The Paragraphs useful to the Public were judiciously published. Mrs. Adams desires me to wish you much felicity in your present and future Connections.

The H. of R. have at length determined on their Address and to day at twelve I am to reply to it.

They discovered at last that there was good American Blood and clear American Accents, in the house.

I am, with much esteem, your mo. obt.

John Adams

RC (CSt: Robert R. Gros Papers); internal address: “Josiah Quincy Esqr”; docketed: “John Adams / Letter to J.Q. / June. 1797. / written when / he was President / of the United States / he being then 62 years / old.”

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