Washington 8. November 1825
My dear Son.
I enclose herewith a Certificate of two Shares, N. 657. 658. in the Middlesex Canal, transferred to you in consideration of which, I expect you will pay some attention, to the direction of that Corporation and to the management of its concerns.
I received your Letter announcing the departure of your mother, and her attendants from Quincy; they arrived here on the 18th. instt. all well except herself; and her health being somewhat improved.
I wrote you from New–York, to which Letter, I have yet received no answer—I will thank you to forward to me, Dr Abbots’ Bill, against T. J. Hellen, receipted.
I have directed the residue of the books intended for you to be packed and forwarded, by the earliest opportunity / Your affectionate father
J. Q. Adams.
MHi: Adams Papers.