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Mr and Mrs Adams, Miss Cartwright, with Miss Adams & Brother accept with pleasure the polite invitation of Mrs Boylston, for tuesday evening. MHi : Boylston Family Papers.
Your letter of the 26th: Ulto. in answer to mine of the 21st: came to hand on the 1st: Instant; and I have barely time to acknowledge it now. The Examination has probably begun by this, and you will have your time and attention so fully occupied that letters to answer might prove an incumbrance. We have experienced so great & sudden fluctuations in the weather within the last ten days, as to...
Lieutt: Parker of the Navy has kindly offered to take charge of a packet for you, and will renew his acquaintance with you, when he delivers it—Your attention to him while he is in your borders will be grateful to / Your friend MHi : Miscellaneous Papers.
It is thought adviseable to defer ‘till after Your next Saturday visit, any steps in the business on which you wrote yesterday , the 6th , which was truly the day before . The Mail was brought tardy & I could not gain an interview till the forenoon ride was over— Truly Your’s— MHi : Miscellaneous Papers.
I have this day, shipped on board the sloop Rachel Captain Raymond Davis bound to Boston, sundry articles specified in the enclosed bill of lading, which I have taken the liberty to consign to your care. There is moreover a small writing Desk which the Captain has taken charge of, not included in the bill of lading. If the quantity of my baggage should prove to great for your Store-room, I...
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your Official letter, as Corresponding Secretary of the American Academy of arts and sciences, informing me of my Election as a fellow of that Institution, on the 29th: day of May last. Be pleased, Sir, to accept my thanks for this communication, and to express, in my name, to the President and Fellows of the Academy, my Respectful acceptance of...
I send you a pamphlet for Yourself & one for the Secretary of State which you’ll please to present with my best Compliments— I have never read a more authentic history of the American Revolution than this little work contains—Strange that a foreigner at 4000 miles distance should understand so much better than 99 hundredths of Americans themselves, the principles on which they contended for...
I have the pleasure of making Known to you Mr: Richard Peters & Mr: J. B Wallace, two gentlemen for whom I have a particular friendship & esteem. I am well assured, that I shall confer an obligation, by introducing them to your acquaintance, which will become reciprocal, by the friendly attention, you will feel disposed to Shew them. Present me kindly to your lady & believe me / Your friend &...
Excuse the liberty I take to trouble you with an enclosure for my young Friend Miss Rutter. Present me kindly to Mrs. Meredith & your family, and believe me as ever / Your friend & Servt PHi : Samuel Washington Woodhouse Collection.
At the request of my father Mr: John Adams, I take the liberty, through you, to present the volumes, herewith Sent, to the Philosophical Society of Philadelphia. It is believed, that the first volume of this work, has already been presented, by the Author, to the Society; if so, the Sett will now be complete. I am, Sir, respectfully / Your most obed: hble Servt PPAmP .
You will oblige me by purchasing two Copies of “Buckingham’s trial,” and your Uncle wishes you to get the Review of Dr Bancroft’s Sermons, published in Some Christian Disciple or Register—Likewise to bring our North American Review, which will be out Tomorrow Truly Your’s MWA : Adams Papers.
Your letter of the 24th ulto. was received this morning with much pleasure, and as your Mother wrote to you yesterday, I cannot let pass this, without an acknowledgment, that the account you give us of your standing in the Class, in various branches, is quite encouraging. I have frequently spoken to you of the good opinion I have always cherished of Mathematical Science, and lamented my own...
I have the honour, at the request of my Father, to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 6th Instant, and to furnish you with a copy of his letter to you in answer to your’s of the 3d. of January last, the original of which has failed to reach you. He desires me to add, that the papers and documents which accompanied that letter have been filed, and laid away by one of his family who...
The proposition made by the Proprietors of the Middlesex Canal & communicated by your favor of the 6th: Currt: will occasion me to take another jaunt to Medford, as I am at present entirely unacquainted with the situation of the Russell estate. I know not precisely when it will be in my power to go again to Medford, but when it is I shall wish some one of the proprietors to accompany me. Until...
Mr. Latimer, Son of the Collector, of the Port of Philada: & Mr: Neal, a gentleman of this place, are about making a visit to Massachusetts. and I have recommended them to call on my friends at Quincy, which they have promised to do, and I feel a perfect confidence, that their being my particular friends & acquaintance, will secure them every attention & civility in your power to bestow. I am,...
This letter will be received by you from the hand of Horace Binney—You know him—He knows you—What more is necessary for me to add than that I am with usual esteem / Your friend MHi : Miscellaneous Papers.
The Statement in this morning’s paper on the subject of a certain nomination, is in some degree corrected—though still very erroneous—I wish much to see the whole truth, on that subject, laid before the public, from some quarter. The Sup: Court made a quorum, on Saturday—Judge Chase arrived & the Court was opened—but the paper enclosed still chuses to fire at him at a distance—The Judge...
I am compelled once more to demand payment in legal form of a quarter’s Rent, of the Farm &. Dwelling, where you live, which became due on the first of January Instant—Your immediate attention to this business, may save you and myself further trouble— Your’s & ca: A true copy of a letter delivered to Ebenezer Green, at the request of Thomas B Adams. MHi : Adams Papers.
1. U.S. Register—for 1822— 1824/102 Memo—Thomas Boylston Adams—Junr, To be entered as a Candidate for admission as a Cadet at West Point— DNA : RG 94—Records Relating to the U.S. Military Academy.
I am now two thirds of my journey homeward having left Philadelphia on the 8th: instant, and travelled with great expedition. Having written thus far, and finding the tremulous motion of the Steam-boat, in concert with my nervous system, too unstable for a friendly communication, I broke off and surrendered my tools into the hands of a friend, who was very impatient to write to his wife, he...
It is not my practice to omit altogether, however I may sometimes unreasonably, postpone the acknowledgment of a business letter; and I am not a little surprized to find a letter of this description from you upon my file of unanswered communications. The only reason I can assign for this neglect is such as will hardly pass for an excuse, so that I shall throw myself upon your clemency without...
I had for some time contemplated offering you my congratulations on the auspicious event of your marriage, before the authentic annunciation of it, under your own hand. I noticed, with very lively pleasure this accession to the fund of happiness, which, if the wishes of friendship can avail, will be as inexhaustible as the Bank of my friend’s personal merits. You have been as prompt to...
I have just now, upon my return from Boston, found your letter of the 9th: instant, disclosing to me an enterprize in which you contemplate embarking, as an Associate with Dr Rose, a Gentleman of whom you have heretofore Spoken advantageously in your letters to me. At the same time you have proposed to me an Agency to obtain for you in this quarter, purchasers and Settlers of the land which is...
Thomas Adams, brother of John Quincy Adams, was one of the Circuit Judges of Masstts Court very able Man & learned lawyer—but very intemperate.—He was obliged to resign his office—being threatened with Impeachment. Upon one occasion, there was an action of Trover on trial before him for a gun which had been borrowed, but which the borrower refused to return. Adams—in Charging the Jury,...
Your favour of the 24th: is before me, and I most ardently hope the information respecting the prospect of my mother’s recovery may not prove delusive. I expected a letter from my brother by this day’s mail, but am disappointed. My suspence & anxiety have been extreme for ten days past, and nothing but your letter, which assures me, that my mother was considerably better, has relieved my...
I received yesterday your cover dated the 30th: ult: enclosing a packet for our friend Oldschool, which made his heart right glad, and he begs a further supply, which may be addressed to him directly, or under cover to me, until I inform you of my determination to evacuate this place. I am to Set out tomorrow morning for the little excursion, which I mentioned to you in my last, and in my...
After I had closed my letter of yesterday and delivered it at the Coffee house, I received your favor of the 31st: August, accompanied by one from my Brother of the 1st:; both of which came by the Voltaire. I have already acknowledged the receipt of several letters from my brother, which have been forwarded by you; among which were doubtless those, which he was so anxious should reach me;...
Your kind Letter by my Brother was delivered a few days since; as the proposal it contains is of very considerable importance, I have taken time to consider it before I returned an answer. As you have been good enough to leave it in my option whether to adopt the plan, or not, I shall express my sentiments with the freedom which your indulgence seems to authorize. I am sensible that a young...
I have only time to say that after the severe frost of last night & the night before, I conceived there was no danger in coming to the City— Of course came in this morning & find the town quite cheerful though the houses not generally open. Have been upon the hunt for an Office but can find none as yet. I go out again this evening—Our house in Market Street is aired in part, as I have had the...
By tomorrows Mail I shall send you a power of Atty to receive the interest due upon the Stock standing in my name in the Books of the Treasury and also a Substitute power to receive what is due to J Q Adams—I was uninformed of the necessity of applying before the removal of Govt: to have the Stock transferred— I send you a new-year treat, from Tom the Tinker—one of the Severest things I have...
By request of My Father I have the pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the Instant and the Essay on the Whooping Cough presented to the “Adams Library of the Town of Quincy.” As this is the first occasion, by donation , to that Library, I may be permitted, as one of the Trustees , to thank you in their behalf, for this valuable Treatise, upon a disorder, which I have always...
I left Berlin the 30th: ulto., and made rather a circuitous journey to this place, where I arrived the 10th: instt: and whence I purpose to embark for the United States in a very few days; most probably on board the same vessel that brought Mr: Welsh & which is bound to Newbury port—There are divers vessels going out to other ports, but except that by which this letter goes, none will probably...
There is in Boston, a Lemmon-tree of a peculiar kind, called the Sweet Lemmon, Sent to your Grandfather, by a gentleman from Malaga—and I expect it will be in the custody of our friend Mr J H Foster, by Tomorrow. Your Grandfather is desirous of presenting this plant to the Botanical garden, in Cambridge, and wishes you to call on Mr: Peck the Professor, with his compliments, tendering the Tree...
Yours of the 25th: is just recd: and with it a number of pamphlets & a letter from my Mother—All shall be attended to in course—I have so much other occupation, that writing to the whole family is something of a tax upon my time—Yet I write to & receive letters from Washington, with more satisfaction than from any other quarter save one— Your remarks upon the unseemly political speculation,...
Your favors of the 24th: and 27th: ulto: are duly received. It seems not to be understood here, whether the proceedings; in Senate; relative to the Convention, are conclusive, as to the fate of that instrument, or whether, under any pretext, the discussion can be revived upon it. I am, myself, unable to Solve the question, though I have some idea, that the rejection of the particular,...
I had closed my letter of this date and delivered it to a person going to town, but afterwards receiving your favor of the 17 & 19 instt. I had time to recall the first and now enclose it in this. Your information respecting Mr: Hartley’s defection is, I believe correct; of the other gentleman, I believe, not so, though I will not undertake to contradict it. Hartley’s intemperance has rendered...
The Death of our mutual friend Dennie, was announced to me a few days ago, by W. S. Shaw Esqr, who informed me that the intelligence was contained in a letter from you. This even was not unexpected by me, but since the mortal part of our former friend and associate has taken its flight to brighter realms, my memory fastens with delight upon the virtues with which he was adorned. We knew him...
I wrote you soon after my arrival here that I expected to take passage with Captain Jenkins of the Ship America, bound to Newburyport. I had in fact engaged to go with him, but as he said much to me of the uncomfortableness of his vessel and refused any compensation for taking me as a passenger, I thought best to look out for another opportunity, and upon the recommendation of Captn: Jenkins,...
Accept my hearty thanks for the flattering account your letter contains of my Mother’s promised recovery—It is indeed grateful intelligence and serves to console me under the painful prospect of being obliged soon to fly from this now infected City. You will see, that the Board of health, which in my opinion ought rather to be styled a board of pestilence have at last come out; after being...
I have your letter of the 17th:, which travelled, from Boston hither, in very agreeable company. I can readily conceive, the novelty of your situation in a Lawyer’s office, joined to other novelties of quite as pleasant a nature, would tend to distract your thoughts, for some time. Without undertaking to advise you on the subject of your recent pursuit, I will barely say, that the Office of my...
I enclose you a receipt from Watson for your last pr of Pentaloons, and Mr: Lynch’s receipt for the last quarter’s rent of the house; the last you will please to give to my Mother. Frederick, the Hostler, called on me some days ago, to give him a character, as a Coachman, saying that his own , was gone in his chest to Quincy, and praying me to write for it. I promised to do the latter, but was...
I enclosed you by the Mail of this day yesterday a Substitute power of Attorney to receive the interest upon the Stock Standing in the name of J. Q. Adams—I now send you a power to receive the interest due upon One thousand dollars Standing in my own name. You can transmit me the amount by a Post note which Mr: Dalton I suppose, if applied to will furnish. I am not confident whether he is the...
Your two letters on La Harpe, I have taken the liberty to publish in the Port Folio, and I have now to ask the favor of you, as your leisure & inclination may serve, to pursue your extracts & comments upon any portion of that great work, which you may find agreeable or think useful. I make this request in behalf of the Editor of the Port Folio, who will be flattered & obliged by any literary...
May I ask the favour of you to forward the enclosed letter? The United States Bank will probably be organized, by the choice of Officers, in all September, and being somewhat interested, in right of other people, in the fashioning of this Institution, I should like to have your opinion of the qualifications of Mr: Jones, of your City, who is spoken of as a candidate for the President of the...
Supposing that you will be at Washington long enough to receive a letter from this place before your departure I shall venture to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 19th: ult: to inform you of the health of both your children, as also of your friends at Quincy, who are looking with pleasure for your return, and who hope the cause of your leaving your wife behind you will terminate in...
I enclose you a letter for Mrs: Miller, who is gone to Boston with Captain Murray & Miss Breck—Mr: Reed has some letters for Miss Breck, which I will enclose to you shortly for her—I dined yesterday at Mr. Brecks and came to town in the Evening—This day fortnight we left Quincy—Our journey was very pleasant; though slow. I find every body well. Give my love to all at Mr: Fosters and at...
Your’s of the 6th: saluted me on my return from a little excursion on a visit to the Bishop’s & Mr: Brecks—H Wyckoff my particular friend, called & dined with me on thursday, took me in his chair to the Bishop’s in the afternoon, where we paid our respects to his worship & the ladies, thence to the seat of Wyckoffs father; across the Schuylkill, where I stayed the night & in the morning of...
I received your’s of the 10th: yesterday & am obliged to you for giving me so early information on the subject of the South Carolina election. I had the satisfaction of imparting it to many of my acquaintance, who looked very blue for the most part, though Some were much overjoyed. Our Sheriff Israel, was the first person who acquainted me with the letter from Genl Pinckney to Mr: Marshall,...
My brother enclosed me Alibone’s bill for flour sent to you, & about which you wrote to me. I will pay it and send you a receipt, very soon. You enquired in one of your last letters, who is Mr. Hemphill that so much distinguished himself by his speech on the judiciary law? He is a young man, from the County of Chester, who was bred to the bar, studied in the Country and until sent to Congress,...
I have received your favors of the 18th. ult: and 2d. instant, the latter enclosing a valuable communication from my father; for which please to express my thanks. I have taken note of those “thoughts on the times,” and will make use of them. I hope Mr. Ames , will continue to expand his thoughts on those topics. The Port Folio begins to get into Some favor all over the Country, and the...