Adams Papers

From John Quincy Adams to Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams, 18 December 1806

Washington 18. Decr: 1806.

My dear Louisa.

I now enclose you the two bills, together with an order upon the Bank at Boston for their amount—which I hope will reach you by Christmas—You will see that the order is made payable to Mr: Shaw, who will receive and pay you the money.—I will thank you to get receipts upon the bills and forward them to me; as Mr: Hellen must have them.

The party at Mr: Madison’s yesterday was almost entirely composed of members of Congress—Mrs: Jackson was the only Lady there from out of the family—She looks much afflicted, and doubtless is so having in the course of the Summer lost two of her children.—Mrs: Madison appears to have recovered perfectly her health.

I spent part of the Evening at Mr: Boyd’s—where I met Dr: Ewell—He and Boyd afterwards came & supp’d at Mr: Hellen’s—Little Walter was very ill again in the Night—But is better again this morning—

My love to the children & Caroline—Your’s sincerely.

John Q. Adams

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