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John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams, 11 August 1778

John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams

Paris august ye 11 1778

Hond. Mamma

you will pardon me if I do not write to you very often for you know how I used to teaze you to write a copy of a letter for me but now I do not have you to write and my Pappa being always a doing publick affaires or a writing to you cannot do it for me, so that I am obliged to think myself, sometimes I think of a few words to write but you know I am no great hand at letter writing for if I was I should write much oftener though I have wrote several times I wrote a long letter by captain Barnes with an account of my voyage1

I am your dutiful son

John Quincy Adams

RC (Adams Papers). Text is given here in literal style.

1Not found; doubtless lost at sea.

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