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John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams, 20 November 1779

John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams

At Sea Novr. 20th 1779

Hon’d Mamma

This moment gives me an Opportunity of writing to you but I have very little to write. We are now about 200 leagues from Boston and have been [very?]1 lucky till now; we had a little storm but it did us but little damage.

My young freind Sammy Cooper is a very agreable young Gentleman who makes me more happy on the voyage than I should have been without him; as to his Language I have not heard him say any thing amiss till now. But I must conclude in being your dutiful son,

J Q Adams

RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “Mrs. John Adams Braintree near Boston To be sunk in Case of Danger.”

1Word largely obscured by seal.

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