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To John Adams from Charles Francis Adams, 23 June 1816

Boston June 23rd 1816

Dear Grandpapa

I have received your letter dated May 15th. 1816 which I was very much interested with, and pleased me very much.

As to your question of what country man I am, I think you ought to know that I never would desert my own country not for any thing

Where I was born I do not remember nor I think never knew till you told me, that was in your last letter and so I take the liberty to fill my letter up with this nonsense but Mamma told me to write as I talk so I will send this I hope you will excuse it because it is so badly written to what my others are and I am in such an awkard place to write one and have some more to write so.

With love and duty to all at home / Believe me Dear Grandpapa / I remain / Your affectionate Grandson

C F Adams

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