Washington 13. Octr. 1824
My dear Sir.
In fulfilment of my promise on parting from you, I have the pleasure to inform you of our safe arrival here; my own health being good; and that of Mrs. Adams, I hope, improved by her excursion. Elizabeth Adams stopped, and remains for some days at Baltimore.
I overtook General La Fayette at Philadelphia, and spent four days there, much in company with him. I met him again at Frenchtown, and accompanied him to Baltimore, where I witnessed his reception—The next day I returned to this City, and he was yesterday received here—The enthusiasm with which he has been welcomed, continues unabated.
Mrs. Adams joins me in requesting you to present our kind respects to Mrs Boylston; with which I remain, Dear Sir, ever faithfully yours
John Quincy Adams.