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John Quincy Adams to John Adams, 6 June 1783

John Quincy Adams to John Adams

Hague June 6th. 1783

Honoured Sir

I receiv’d last Tuesday your favour of the 29th of last month. As Mr. Dumas is so good as to read Virgil with me; 100 verses at a time is not too much at a Time. I have not Ainsworth’s Dictionnary, but I have Lyttleton’s,1 and several French one’s. I don’t think I shall be able to find Trapp’s translation of Virgil here; but I have enough with that of Dryden. I had already began to translate Suetonius in writing. I have began it in French, as it is more convenient to me and to Mr. Dumas who corrects the translation. I have began with the Life of Caligula.

I have heard nothing about the finishing the Peace for some time; it was said here, near a fortnight agone that all was over; but at present I hear nothing said about it.

I am, your Dutiful Son. Please to present my respects to Messrs. Thaxter and Storer.

J. Q. Adams

RC (Adams Papers).

1Adam Littleton, Latin Dictionary, 6th edn., London, 1735, is in MQA; it has JQA’s signature and “1781” on the titlepage.

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