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John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams, 26 December 1778

John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams

Passy Decr. 26 1778

Hon’d Mamma

it is now with Great Pleasure that I now sit down to write to you & many a time since I came here I have done the same though you say in several Letters that [i.e. to] My Pappa that you have not rec’d but two or three Letters from My Pappa or me but Pappa rec’d a Letter from Uncle Smith Dated November the 3th1 in which he says that he had taken a Number of Letters for the family Yours have been pretty lucky but I have not rec’d but 2 Letters from you however My Pappa has rec’d several from you in which you complain’d a great deal of my Pappa’s not writing to you but be assured that it is not that for he has wrote a great number of Letters to you & I have given you once a Long history of my Voyage2 which I will do another opportunity for at Present it would be too long & I am in a hurry & so I must Leave you for this time. I am with every sentiment of Esteem & respects your dutiful son

John Quincy Adams

RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “To Mrs. John Adams Braintree near Boston.” Text is given here in literal style.

1Not found, but see Isaac Smith Sr. to JA, 9 Nov., above.

2Not found.

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