Adams Papers

To John Adams from Thomas Boylston Adams, 12 January 1799

New York January 12th: 1799.

My dear Sir.

I arrived at this place yesterday afternoon, in the Ship Alexander Hamilton, after a passage of 46 days—The Season of the year will best explain what kind of weather we have experienced. I thank God that I tread once more the land of my Fathers.

I shall wait only for my baggage to come on shore and then set out for Philadelphia—where I hope to meet you in health. It gives me pain that I cannot at the same time embrace both my parents—

I left my Brother & Sister well at Berlin, as I informed you by the Brig Pulaski and by Capt. Jenkins while at Hamburg.

I have several letters to write, and must therefore postpone any information until I reach Philadelphia—The Letters I brought go on by this Post.

Your Son

TB Adams

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