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From Charles Francis Adams to John Quincy Adams, 21 May 1815

Havre 21 Mai 1815

Dear Papa

I am very sorry that I broke the glass, but I could not help it, and for that, I write you these verses.

Tendre appuis de mes premiers ans

Toi qui pris soins de mon enfance

Je te dois tout, savoir, talens,

Je te dois meme l’existence.

De tant d’amour de tant de soins

La récompense est ma tendresse

Papa, tu me verras un jour,

Étré l’appui de ta vielliesse.

Accept this offer, I am, dear Papa, / your dutiful, <and> / and affectionate Son,

C F Adams

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