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Your favour of the 30th. ulto. with its enclosures would have been received with unmingled pleasure, but for the alloy of its intimations with regard to the state of your health—The partial relief which you have recently enjoyed, I will hope may have been symptomatic of a more general renovation, and reserve for you yet years of comfort and tranquility to witness the continual gigantic growth...
Being satisfied from observation and experience, as well as from Medical testimony that ardent spirit, as a drink, is not only needless, but hurtful; and that the entire disuse of it would tend to promote the health, the virtue, and the happiness of the community, We hereby express our conviction, that should the citizens of the United States, and especially all young men, discontinue entirely...
Your friendly Letter of the 24th. ulto is received, and the remark which you make in it respecting General Hamilton, as well as your own position, in the affairs of this Union from 1804 to 1814, induce me to request an appeal to your own recollections with regard to some of the facts involved in this controversy. And first let me premise that Mr Plumer’s testimony in the pamphlet which you...
In enclosing to you a copy of a pamphlet relating to subjects not without interest in the history of our Country I avail myself of the occasion to assure you of the deep sympathy with which I have learnt the affliction with which you have recently been visited by the decease of your venerable parent, and of the undeviating respect and attachment with which I remain Your friend and Servt...
The enclosed small packet, addressed to your lady, has just been received from Mr Hughes, our Chargé d’Affaires to the Netherlands. To account for its present appearance, I have to remark that it was by Mr Hughes transmitted to me open, with permission, of which I have availed myself to peruse its contents. To this indulgence of Mr Hughes I am indebted not only for the knowledge of the...
I have received your Letter of the 23d ulto. with much pleasure, and now enclose a copy of the Discourse of Mr Wirt, the perusal of which will I hope be as gratifying to you as was the Memoir of Judge Cranch Having had a recent and very painful occasion, in the performance of my own duty to become informed of many particulars relating to the Standing of your associates at the Academy, I have...
Pay to J. Q. Adams or Bearer Order, Two hundred and ninety Dolls. 20 cts. 290 Dolls. 20 cts. MHi : Adams Papers.
Received of the Executors of the Will of John Adams, the sum of two hundred and ninety dollars and 20 Cents, by a Check of the said Executors, on the Cashier of the U.S. Branch Bank here, being the amount of an Order of W. S. Smith, one of the Devisees, named in said Will, in favour of Benjamin L. Lear, Attorney to the Baron Hyde de Neuville, and by the said Lear endorsed payable to my Order....
May the blessing of God, whose justice is remembered at the close of your last Letter rest upon you through the year about to commence, and many more, as long as it shall be his pleasure that you live upon earth, and then follow you to a better world. Your Letter and scrap of the 22d. and 23d. have brought up tolerably well the arrears of your correspondence with me, excepting that I am still...
Your Letter of the 15th. instt. has been duly received. I s till hope that your Account to the first of October will be received by me before the close of the year; and that the next, that is, your Account for the present Quarter will be made up and forwarded to me at the day. On the first of January, you will pay to my brother, the sum of 315 dollars, and take from him a receipt in following...
The last Letter I have from you is of the 2d. instn. but I have also received Mrs Clark’s receipt upon my note to her, which was enclosed in your Letter to your brother John of the 6th.—My latest Letters to you, are of the 19th. 27th. and 29th. ulto. and 4th. and 7th. instn.—I expect answers to them all. I now enclose, 1. an order from W. S. Smith, upon the Executors of my father’s Will, for...
On the 8th. of last month, I wrote you a Letter enclosing three orders from W. S. Smith, and just before receiving this morning your Letter of the 2d. instt. I had written to remind you of it, as well as of my subsequent Letters to you—I am now relieved from the apprehension that you had not received my former Letters, by your acknowledgment of the receipt of those of the 8th. 19th. and 27th....
I have received with deep sensibility, the copy which the City Council of Charleston, have been pleased to present, and which you have had the goodness to forward to me, of the Eulogy of Mr Ford, delivered at the request of the council, upon the character of my deceased father The respectful attention thus shewn to the memory, of the friend and associate in Revolutionary trials of Christopher...
I received yesterday your Letter of the 18th. ulto. enclosing four more copies of Mr Whitney’s funeral Discourse, and all under a cover Post marked, Boston 29 . November—This Post-mark was almost as pleasing to me as your Letter itself because it assured me that my failure to receive from you a Letter of that date was not occasioned by inability proceeding from the state of your health—I am...
Your Letter of the 26th. ulto. with one from President Kirkland enclosed in it, and your answer were received yesterday—I suppose the genealogical narrative in your Letter, contains all the information that he may desire—It comprizes as much of the family history as we have to tell for a century preceding the birth of your father—The short and simple annals of the poor—If I had leisure, I...
On the 18th. instt. I received and duly acknowledged your Short note of the 14th. accompanied with your Account to the 1st. of July Last and with a promise that you would the next day forward the account for the following quarter: and this day I have had the pleasure of receiving your Letter of the 6th. and 10th with four more copies of Mr Whitney’s discourse, and all under a Cover Post marked...
I enclose herewith the following papers 1. An Order in my favour on the U. S. Branch Bank Boston, for two thousand Dollars—This you will immediately on receiving it deposit at the Bank, and have it entered to my Credit, in my Bank Book which I lately sent you. 22. A Check on the same, Bank dated 4. December 1826. Signed by me, for three thousand Dollars, payable to Mrs Susan B. Clark, or...
I have received your letter of the 18th. instt. and think you cannot do better, than invest your money in the manner proposed by Mr. Johnson; advising you only to take such security for the payment of principal and interest, as will be satisfactory to you—The best I believe, is a mortgage upon amply equivalent Real Estate— To enable you to make the investment without loss of time I have...
Your short note of the 14th. enclosing your Account to the first of July 1826. 4. Copies of Mr Whitney’s funeral discourse, and the pamphlet and annuity blank, of the Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company; and also the N. 2. Glass Company’s bill, has been received—I reserve my observations upon the Account, till that of the subsequent Quarter to the 1st. of October last shall come. I...
Received of the Executors of the last Will of John Adams, by an order, on the Cashier of the United States Branch Bank, Boston, the sum of two thousand seven hundred and nine dollars eighty cents, being the amount of three Orders, from William S. Smith, one of the Devisees, named in the said last Will—of which orders, one for 1488 dollars three Cents is in my favour, for payment of dues due...
Since writing your favour of the 7th. and 8th. instt. you have doubtless received from me the three orders of W. S. Smith, upon the Executors, for 2709 dollars 80 Cents, to be paid from the fund in Bank—I expect the balance of his portion of 3000 dollars will be drawn for by him in a few days, which will yet further reduce the sum remaining in Bank—If however there should then remain in Bank,...
Your Letter numbered 2. dated 30 and 31. October is before me—Enclosed in it was the receipt of the Executors for the 901. dollars 95 Cents which I had forwarded from New-York—The Savings Bank Book, I thought it would be best not to settle, until it should be time to make the second distribution to the Devisees; the interest being in the mean time going on. I now enclose to you 1. An order...
Received of the Executors of the last Will of John Adams, by an Order on the Cashier of the United States Branch Bank, Boston the sum of two thousand seven hundred and nine 80/100 dollars being the amount of three orders from W. S. Smith, one of the Devisees, named in the said last Will; of which orders one for $1488.03 is in my favor for payment of debts due from the said W. S. Smith to me;...
There are four Deeds of the Executors to John Quincy Adams, executed, acknowledged, and left at the Office of the Register of Deeds at Dedham, to be recorded, which when recorded you will receive from the Register, and carefully keep There is one Bond, and four Mortagages, executed and acknowledged by me, to the Executors, and one Power of Attorney to my Co-Executor Josiah Quincy—all left also...
Mrs. Caroline Amelia DeWint—Cedar Grove Fish Kill Landing—New-York. The Executors of the last Will and Testament of John Adams, deceased, have proceeded to the Execution of the said Will, by receiving payment from John Quincy Adams of ten thousand dollars, with interest thereon from the time of the Testator’s decease, in fulfilment of the conditional devise to him, of the Homestead Estate...
I have received with much satisfaction your Letter of the 23d. and 24th. instt. with the enclosed copy of the writ, and list of papers left with you in the two Trunks marked with the Initial Letters J. A—Your account of the employment of your Time is equally gratifying, and if you have persevered in the plan upon which you commenced, even to this day, I am sure you have found a reward of...
Your Letters of the 16th. and 20th. instt have been received, and have given me great pleasure. The first relieving me from some concern on account of your health, and the second announcing an intention of diligence, and a commencement of performance highly satisfactory—Perseverance for a very short time in that plan of regularly rising at 5 in the morning, and devoting yourself to the...
I enclose an order upon the Cashier of the U.S. Branch Bank Boston, for nine hundred and one dollars ninety–five Cents, to be passed to the credit of the Executors—being a sum received by me at New–York, from Mr Aspinwall, Assignee of Robert Bird and Co. When the Devises to Mr W. S. Smith, to Mrs De Wint, and to Mrs Johnson of Utica shall have been paid, I would propose that the sum remaining...
We had a jovial day at Newport, after you left me, till five in the afternoon, when I embarked in the Revenue Cutter, Captain Cahoone—As we went on board the vessel, the gale subsided; the sun burst forth, and his last hour was unclouded—We proceeded with a light breeze and beautiful weather till last Evening, when coming to the pass of Hell-gate we were compelled to drop anchor—This morning...
On my arrival here this Morning, I received from Mr Aspinwall, Assignee of Robert Bird and Co. a dividend upon the debt proved by me, against their Goods and Estate, under the Commission of Bankruptcy, of that Company, which issued here in 1803. This dividend amounts to nine hundred and one dollars and ninety–five Cents—The debt was proved in my name; but the money belongs to the Estate of my...
We John Quincy Adams and Josiah Quincy, Executors of the last Will and Testament of John Adams late of Quincy in the County of Norfolk, Doctor of Laws, appoint George W. Adams of Boston, in the County of Suffolk, Attorney at Law, our Attorney, for us in our said capacity to do and perform any and every act, relating to the Execution of the Said Will, which we or either of us could do and...
The Executors of the last Will and Testament of John Adams deceased, have proceeded to the Execution of the said Will, by receiving payment from John Quincy Adams of ten thousand dollars, with interest thereon from the time of the Testators decease, in fulfilment of the Conditional devise to him of the Homestead Estate here, and by making Sale, so far as has been practicable, of all the rest...
The Executors of the last Will and Testament of John Adams, deceased, have proceeded to the execution of the said Will by receiving payment from John Quincy Adams of One thousand dollars, with interest thereon from the time of the Testators decease, in fulfilment of the Conditional devise to him of the homestead Estate here, and by making sale, so far as has been practicable of all the rest...
The Executors of the last Will and Testament of John Adams, deceased, have proceeded to the execution of the said Will by receiving payment from John Quincy Adams of One thousand dollars, with interest thereon from the time of the Testatory decease, in fulfilment of the Conditional devise to him of the homestead Estate here, and by making sale, so far as has been practicable of all the rest...
The Executors of the last Will and Testament of John Adams, deceased, have proceeded to the execution of the said Will by receiving payment from John Quincy Adams of ten thousand dollars, with interest thereon from the time of the Testatory decease, in fulfilment of the Conditional devise to him of the homestead Estate here, and by making sale, so far as has been practicable of all the rest...
[Form of Receipt of Devise.] Received of John Quincy Adams and Josiah Quincy, Executors of the last Will of John Adams, late of Quincy in the County of Norfolk, deceased, the sum of three thousand dollars and Cents in payment of the devise, bequeathed to me by the said Will—Witness my hand at this day of excepting so much as may be found hereafter to be distributed among the fourteen devisees,...
Know all men by these Presents that We John Quincy Adams of Boston in the County of Suffolk and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Esquire and Josiah Quincy also of said Boston Esquire Executors of the last Will and Testament of John Adams late of Quincy in the County of Norfolk Doctor of Laws, deceased have constituted and by these Presents do, constitute George Washington Adams of Boston...
(Copy) Power Of Attorney. Know all men by these Presents that I John Quincy Adams of Boston in the County of Suffolk Esquire Co executor with Josiah Quincy of said Boston Esquire of the last Will and testament of John Adams late of Quincy in the County of Norfolk, deceased; have constituted and appointed Josiah Quincy my Co executor aforesaid and do hereby constitute and appoint him My...
(Deed of the Quincy Wood lot.) Know all Men by these Presents, that we John Quincy Adams and Josiah Quincy, both of Boston in the County of Suffolk, Executors of the last Will and Testament of John Adams late of Quincy in the County of Norfolk, deceased, in consideration of the Sum of two-hundred and twenty-one dollars, and thirty three Cents, paid us by the said John Quincy Adams in his...
Whereas John Adams late of Quincy in the County of Norfolk, Doctor of Laws, deceased, did, by his last Will & Testament, order, that with certain exceptions fully set forth in the said Will, all the rest and residue of his estate, real, personal & mixed should be sold by his Executors. And whereas the said John Adams, did by his said last Will and Testament constitute and appoint his Son John...
(Copy.) Deed. Adams and Quincy to J. Q. Adams. Whereas John Adams late of Quincy in the County of Norfolk Doctor of Laws, did by his last Will and Testament, give and devise to his Son John Quincy Adams and to his heirs all that part of his real estate lying on both sides of the Antient County road from Boston to Plymouth containing by estimation One hundred and three Acres be the same more or...
Know all men by these Present that I John Quincy Adams of Boston in the County of Suffolk Esquire am held and firmly bound in my individual capacity to the said John Quincy Adams and Josiah Quincy also of said Boston Esquire Executors of the last Will and Testament of John Adams late of Quincy in the County of Norfolk Doctor of Laws deceased in the sum of Forty two thousand dollars; to the...
Mortgage, J Q Adams to Executors. Know all men by these Presents that I John Quincy Adams of Boston in the County of Suffolk Esquire in consideration of the sum of one dollar paid me by the said John Quincy Adams and Josiah Quincy Executors of the last Will and testament of John Adams late of Quincy in the County of Norfolk Doctor of Laws the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and for the...
Whereas John Adams late of Quincy in the County of Norfolk Doctor of Laws, did by his last Will and testament, Give and devise to his Son John Quincy Adams and to his heirs all that part of his real estate, lying on both Sides of the Antient County road from Boston to Plymouth, containing by estimation One hundred and three Acres, be the same more or less, Together with his Mansion house,...
Know all men by these Presents, that We John Quincy Adams of Boston in the County of Suffolk, and Josiah Quincy of said Boston Esquires, Executors of the last will and testament of John Adams late of Quincy in the County of Norfolk Doctor of Laws deceased; in consideration of Forty-five dollars paid by the said John Quincy Adams, the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge, do hereby sell and...
Dr The Executors of the last will of John Adams in To Balance of Account No 1 102 93 To sales of salt grass 6 00. " sale of Furniture 3175 59 $3284 52 Errors Excepted (signed) J. Q Adams (signed)—Josiah Quincy Executors acct with his Estate Cr —
Boston, 27. Oct—1826. Pay to A. B. Johnson & A. L. S Johnson or Bearer, Three Thousand— Dolls. — cts. 3.000 Dolls. — cts. Josiah Quincy Exeor of John Adams Boston, 3 October 1826 Pay to Samuel Savil or Bearer, Three hundred and twelve Dolls. 49
Since I had the pleasure of last writing you I have duly received two letters from you and six copies of Mr Clarke’s interesting discourse, for which I tender you the united thanks of the family. I have been So much occupied as a joint Executor of my fathers will, together with some other business, that I have had scarce a moment for writing to my friends. But having made as much progress in...
Copies of Advertisements of Stocks, Real Estate & Furniture Public Sale On Monday 18th. instt. at 12 Block at Merchants Hall, by order of the Executors of the last will and Testament, of John Adams late of Quincy deceased. 13 Shares Middlesex Canal 5 do West Boston Bridge 54 do, Fire & Marine Insurance 10 do New England do 10 do Boston Bank 20 do Boylston Market 9 do Massachusetts Bank 12 do...
List of Plans of Real Estate, belonging to John Adams, late of Quincy, at the time of his decease, Taken by Mather Withington—and one, taken by Asa French. Acres. Qurs. Rods Appraised value 1. Dwelling House, and land appurtenant 95.. 2.. 1. 11460.. 75 Woodland . 2 Borland lot. 27.. 0.. 18.