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After a series of appointments to meet Mr Stoddard which proved abortive, he came to Quincy Yesterday and we effected a settlement so far as to divide equally the amount of the principal due by Notes of hand, and the whole sum being $332.0 I took two Notes of him for $166–0. each; one of which is made payable to you or your Order on demand with Interest from the first of November 1826. He paid...
The enclosed letter from President Kirkland to me was received yesterday, though dated the 20th. A letter from the City of Washington might have reached me in nearly the same time. My reply to the President is enclosed for your perusal, and approbation if you think it entitled, and for your correction if you think it requires any. Having been present when the address was delivered, before the...
Your favour of the 20th. Instant was received by this day’s Mail. Without paraphrase I will furnish, from memory, as many facts as may be required to answer the questions involved in your letter. The family genealogy by my Father’s side is preserved in a chart which has been collected and a copy of which is now before me, from which is extracted the following title. “A Genealogical Chart of...
Your favour of the 7th Instant was duly received at the Same time that the packages addressed to the President came to his hands. Accept our thanks for this mark of attention, which was quite Seasonable and acceptable. Since I wrote you I have had an interview with Mr. Stoddard who made me a Small payment of Cash, much short of the sum I had demanded of him. When we meet in October, as you...
I received your favour of the 17th August and thank you for your prompt compliance with my wishes in the article of books. I have not been in Boston since the receipt of it and cannot therefore acknowledge the receipt of the missing Volumes at Messrs: Cummings & Co—The same reason has prevented my depositing there the two or three books with the name of Mr Shaw in them. One of these was a file...
I send herewith a printed list of Books missing from “the Adams Library of the Town of Quincy,” for the purpose of ascertaining the fact whether any of them are to be found among those of our friend and relative W. S. Shaw Esqr. The long intimacy and the familiar intercourse of Mr: Shaw with my family, and his former relationship with my Father gave him all the priveleges of one of the family,...
Your letter of the 26th: Ulto. in answer to mine of the 21st: came to hand on the 1st: Instant; and I have barely time to acknowledge it now. The Examination has probably begun by this, and you will have your time and attention so fully occupied that letters to answer might prove an incumbrance. We have experienced so great & sudden fluctuations in the weather within the last ten days, as to...
You was kind enough to send me a Copy of the Message, for which I thank you. By an arrangement made with my Nephew, Mr J Adams, I receive the documents and Mr Hobart has forwarded a set to my Father. I do not remember ever to have read abler state papers from each department. As you are well acquainted with the forms of Office, I wish to call your attention to an application I made to the...
When I borrow a sentiment from Machiavel’s “plan of a perfect Commonwealth” to accompany my congratulations and to participate in the joyful issue of the greatest spectacle which the Christian World has ever beheld, I cannot with hold my admiration of the aptness of the quotation for the occasion to which I would make it subservient, should it reach you on the day of your induction to the...
Your letter of the 24th ulto. was received this morning with much pleasure, and as your Mother wrote to you yesterday, I cannot let pass this, without an acknowledgment, that the account you give us of your standing in the Class, in various branches, is quite encouraging. I have frequently spoken to you of the good opinion I have always cherished of Mathematical Science, and lamented my own...
I am compelled once more to demand payment in legal form of a quarter’s Rent, of the Farm &. Dwelling, where you live, which became due on the first of January Instant—Your immediate attention to this business, may save you and myself further trouble— Your’s & ca: A true copy of a letter delivered to Ebenezer Green, at the request of Thomas B Adams. MHi : Adams Papers.
Your last letter 24th: 5th ulto: came to hand on New Year’s day, and was the most acceptable compliment that I received. Indeed it was the only favour brought by the Mail, that diffused joy, as it acquainted us with the safe arrival of Charles, notwithstanding the weather. Mrs Clarke received the tidings of the death of her Sister Maria Clarke, which, though not unexpected, has sadden’d her...
It is thought adviseable to defer ‘till after Your next Saturday visit, any steps in the business on which you wrote yesterday , the 6th , which was truly the day before . The Mail was brought tardy & I could not gain an interview till the forenoon ride was over— Truly Your’s— MHi : Miscellaneous Papers.
By request of My Father I have the pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the Instant and the Essay on the Whooping Cough presented to the “Adams Library of the Town of Quincy.” As this is the first occasion, by donation , to that Library, I may be permitted, as one of the Trustees , to thank you in their behalf, for this valuable Treatise, upon a disorder, which I have always...
You will oblige me by purchasing two Copies of “Buckingham’s trial,” and your Uncle wishes you to get the Review of Dr Bancroft’s Sermons, published in Some Christian Disciple or Register—Likewise to bring our North American Review, which will be out Tomorrow Truly Your’s MWA : Adams Papers.
Dr: Mr: Zenas Stoddard Tenant of Medford Farm—in A/c. with Thomas B Adams and Wm: S. Shaw— 1821. Dls Cts March 21. To One year’s Rent of Farm at Medford 300. 0 To the value in Labour on said farm for 1 year 25. 0 325. 0 1822. March 21. To One year’s Rent of Farm & value in labour 325. 0
I have the honour, at the request of my Father, to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 6th Instant, and to furnish you with a copy of his letter to you in answer to your’s of the 3d. of January last, the original of which has failed to reach you. He desires me to add, that the papers and documents which accompanied that letter have been filed, and laid away by one of his family who...
Under an expectation that after our personal interview at Cambridge, you would provide yourself with the Article of dress which you required, and a new Hat, at Mr Fairbanks’s, I have been less urgent to answer your Note which was received and acknowledged by your Aunt, in my absence from Quincy. I have now only to Say, that whatever Garments you or your brother may want, if not, like yours, of...
1. U.S. Register—for 1822— 1824/102 Memo—Thomas Boylston Adams—Junr, To be entered as a Candidate for admission as a Cadet at West Point— DNA : RG 94—Records Relating to the U.S. Military Academy.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Know all men by these Presents, that I Thomas Boylston Adams of Quincy in the County of Norfolk & Comth. of Massachusetts Esqr. have constituted, and hereby do constitute and appoint, Mr Samuel Frothingham, Cashier of the Office of Discount and Deposit of the Bank of the United States, at Boston, my true and lawful Attorney and Substitute; for me and in my name,...
There is in Boston, a Lemmon-tree of a peculiar kind, called the Sweet Lemmon, Sent to your Grandfather, by a gentleman from Malaga—and I expect it will be in the custody of our friend Mr J H Foster, by Tomorrow. Your Grandfather is desirous of presenting this plant to the Botanical garden, in Cambridge, and wishes you to call on Mr: Peck the Professor, with his compliments, tendering the Tree...
Your favour of the 19th: instant I duly received with Mr: Whitelaw’s letter I have opened a correspondence with Mr Baxter an Ally of Brownington to whom Mr Whitelaw referred me, relative to the future disposal of my own and the lands under my care in Salem, and as you may wish to know the whole truth, however discouraging in relation to the property in which you have some interest, I send you...
As I am now favoured with a little leisure, I have been looking over my Agency Accounts for the last twelve years, in connection with our family interest in certain Lands, situate in the Town of Salem in the State of Vermont. I am desirous of exonerating myself from the charge of future Agency so far as it is susceptible of being transferred to those who are immediately interested, and I now...
I have reflected with mingled emotions of filial tenderness and respect upon the proposal you made me, yesterday, to take up my abode with you and to make one family of your’s and mine. As a proposal of such a nature, would not be proper on my part, it is my duty to consider it and to answer it, as made by you. And I prefer the freedom of epistolary communication on this occasion to oral,...
Mr and Mrs Adams, Miss Cartwright, with Miss Adams & Brother accept with pleasure the polite invitation of Mrs Boylston, for tuesday evening. MHi : Boylston Family Papers.
Almost a twelvemonth Since I transmitted to the department of war, Section of bounty Lands, a claim of Charles Newcomb of Quincy, as legal representative of one Peter Ellino, a Frenchman who served during the revolutionary war, in a Company of which John Lillie was Capt: in Col John Crane’s Regiment, and received an honourable discharge under Genl Washington’s hand. The documents which I have...
I have received a few more returns from the war Department, of Certificates for pension. Among others, one for old Mr Amos Thayer and one for Mr Solomon Thayer; I saw Dr Wild—one of your Selectmen on Tuesday and informed him as to Mr: Amos Thayer. He promised to call and take the Certificate, and when he does, I wish to know what compensation I shall demand for your services, in taking his...
Yesterday, in the afternoon, was committed to the Tomb, the earthly remains of our dearly beloved and venerable Mother. She died about One oClock, PM, of Wednesday the 28th: ult: after an illness of three weeks and three days; but we did not think her case dangerous until the last week. but Her decline from this day week was very rapid, and she sunk into the arms of the great destroyer without...
I am informed that my Nephew G W. Adams is to take his examination on Friday next, and as Bondsmen are required by the College Government, I should be glad if you will join with me in the Obligation, as I know of no one whom I can ask with equal freedom. As it will be necessary to go to Cambridge to sign the Bond, I can call for you on Saturday next and give you a Seat with me, Should your...
Excuse the liberty I take to trouble you with an enclosure for my young Friend Miss Rutter. Present me kindly to Mrs. Meredith & your family, and believe me as ever / Your friend & Servt PHi : Samuel Washington Woodhouse Collection.
I am now two thirds of my journey homeward having left Philadelphia on the 8th: instant, and travelled with great expedition. Having written thus far, and finding the tremulous motion of the Steam-boat, in concert with my nervous system, too unstable for a friendly communication, I broke off and surrendered my tools into the hands of a friend, who was very impatient to write to his wife, he...
May I ask the favour of you to forward the enclosed letter? The United States Bank will probably be organized, by the choice of Officers, in all September, and being somewhat interested, in right of other people, in the fashioning of this Institution, I should like to have your opinion of the qualifications of Mr: Jones, of your City, who is spoken of as a candidate for the President of the...
Our dear Caroline, your sister, is about to leave us and return to you, and I cannot suffer her to depart without some expression of my sorrow, that the first tender of my congratulation to you & Mrs Smith, upon your safe return to your native land, Should be drawn from me by the afflictive event, which has lately bereaved you of a lovely child. It is a loss, sincerely deplored by all your...
The Letter which I have the honour to enclose, being the Original of a private nature, from my Brother, of which it is probable you may, long Since, have received a duplicate, came to my hands, a day or two since, having been rescued from the Register Office, at Bermuda, by an American Gentleman, who has resided in that Island during a great part of the late war. He was captured by a British...
We availed ourselves of the good Sleighing to visit our friends here, and it would have given us much pleasure to extend our ride to Atkinson, but as we can allow ourselves only this day, in Town we must deny ourselves the gratification of a personal interview. My wife & two of our children came with me from Quincy yesterday, in a Single Sleigh; we left our friends in usual health, and we...
Having in my Letters of the 3d and 6th: instant given you a detail of the state of your private concerns, under my care, accompanied by my account current to the close of the last year, I am solicitous to make some return for your many favours, from which we have occasionally gathered the earliest intelligence of events, most interesting to our own Country. The overture made in behalf of the...
Your letters No. 32. Dup: and 33 Origl were received on the 21st: ultimo: I have also received your No 30. of the 24th of May, I believe, but the Letter not being before me, I will not vouch for the date. Your No 31. is yet wanting to complete my series. I have been very unfortunate in the fate of my letters to you, during the last year. They have been taken by the Enemy or sunk by my order in...
Your friendly note of this day is not unexpected. I am ready to meet my antagonist, on my own element. But as a brave General is always magnanimous, in the hour of victory, I will cheerfully display the heroism, which this occasion demands. Mr Lemuel Hall, who has after, suit brought paid to my Attorney, four or five Dollars more than he was under a necessity of paying, by reason of Costs &ca:...
Two of your Letters, viz No 24. Dup: & 25. Origl came to hand on the 16th: inst: These are the latest dates of any received from you, although the vessel that brought them had an uncommonly long passage from Gottenburg. We are happy to hear of your health and that of your family, as we have done more frequently than we could reasonably have expected. My Letters to you, thought not much behind...
Your favour of the 26th ulto: came to hand this day. I return you my hearty thanks for the very satisfactory detail you have written, of the illness and last moments of our departed friend; full of incident so characteristick and so interesting. It is peculiarly grateful to be informed that he retained his faculties of mind to the last; that he was duly impressed with his approaching...
The Death of our mutual friend Dennie, was announced to me a few days ago, by W. S. Shaw Esqr, who informed me that the intelligence was contained in a letter from you. This even was not unexpected by me, but since the mortal part of our former friend and associate has taken its flight to brighter realms, my memory fastens with delight upon the virtues with which he was adorned. We knew him...
Thomas Adams, brother of John Quincy Adams, was one of the Circuit Judges of Masstts Court very able Man & learned lawyer—but very intemperate.—He was obliged to resign his office—being threatened with Impeachment. Upon one occasion, there was an action of Trover on trial before him for a gun which had been borrowed, but which the borrower refused to return. Adams—in Charging the Jury,...
I have just received, on my return from Boston, this Evening, your favour of the 10th: instant, and cannot but express my regret that you have found it necessary, for your own vindication, to enter into so ample an explanation of the difficulties you have recently encountered. I am very desirous of avoiding any personal interference in the disputes of individuals, with whom I have no immediate...
The departure of the Ship Horace, the same in which you sailed, for St Petersburg, was as sudden as her actual destination was unexpected to me. She has gone again to Russia, within a few days, and I was in the belief that she was bound to France. Mr Gray wrote by her, but I do not know of any other letters for you on board. I had written a short letter to you, but a little time since and I...
Your very highly esteemed favour of the 25th: ult: came to hand this day. An acquisition of such value, demands a prompt acknowledgment, and I avail myself of a slight indisposition, as a plausible excuse for absenting myself from Church, that I may have the pleasure of once more communing with you. It was at the instance of my Brother, that I transmitted to you a set of the Lectures, of which...
Mr: Erving has not yet left Boston, but expects to go for Newport on the 5th instant, for the purpose of embarking in the John Adams Frigate, in a few days. I think it probable he will not sail, under a fortnight from this time. The news of your appointment as an Associate Judge of the Supreme Court for the Massachusetts District, has just reached us, and as it is the harbinger of your speedy...
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your Official letter, as Corresponding Secretary of the American Academy of arts and sciences, informing me of my Election as a fellow of that Institution, on the 29th: day of May last. Be pleased, Sir, to accept my thanks for this communication, and to express, in my name, to the President and Fellows of the Academy, my Respectful acceptance of...
Since the departure of my Brother, Mr: John Q Adams, upon his Mission to Russia, and while he was still yet at sea, I had the pleasure to receive from him a list of names, comprizing the circle of his particular friends to whom he requested I would present, in his name, and as a small token of his respect, a set of Lectures on Rhetorick & Oratory, delivered during the period of his...
Since the departure of my Brother, Mr. John Q Adams, upon his Mission to Russia, and while he was yet at sea, I had the pleasure to receive from him a list of names, comprizing the circle of his particular friends to whom he requested I would present, in his name, and as a small token of his respect, a set of Lectures on Rhetorick & Oratory, delivered during the period of his Professorship at...
I enclose you two advertisements, which will thank you to have printed in the Palladium of Tuesday, and the Patriot of Wednesday; and if you think best, in the Centinel also. I have referred enquirers to you, and perhaps you would obtain Mr Sigourneys consent to leave the Key of the house in Nassau Street, with him. I am very sick to day, and expect to be bled when the Dr: arrives—I have had...