Adams Papers

To John Adams from James Lovell, 18 June 1788

Boston June 18. 88

Am I to be mortified by finding that I have not been missed among those who have paid their Compliments to You & your Lady since your arrival here? Or, will you Both rather do me the Justice to own a degree of surprise at not being one of the very first?

Unavoidable engagement in my office frustrated my eager wish to be at your Landing, Stairs, and, situated as you are, at present, you must allow me thus to express my Joy upon your safe arrival my high Esteem of you in every Relation and my Ambition to be counted of the number of your Acquaintance while I subscribe myself more humbly, Sir & Madam, your / devoted Servant

James Lovell

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