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To John Adams from Samuel Tucker, 22 April 1778

From Samuel Tucker

Bourdeiux April 22d 1778


These with my respects to your Honnour. I am Very glad to hear of your Safe arrival at Parris by a Gentleman Who Saw your Honnour the Evening before you went to Verseils Who acquainted me your Honnour was Very well after your Long Journey and give me a great deal of Pleasure to hear of your Son Mastr. Jackey and Mastr. Jese1 being Very well as the fatigues of a Long Journey does not agree in General with Such Youth, But Hond Sir I Still Remain on board Ship and Seldom or Ever on Shore. You Honor knowing my Sutivation [Situation] Equally as well as I Can Explain it to you. The Multiplycity of Business draws my attention Strictly on board at my duty. A Lewtenant Would not be amiss to Ease me of Some of my trouble as the duty falls hard on Mr. Reed2 without my assistance. I need not Inform your Honnour of the Little trouble being a hardship but Rather a pleasure at Present but on my departing from hence the Offercer will be wanting. Sir if one Could be Recommended I Should be Very Glad3 but if none I must make it as Easy as Possible. My Offercers at Present and men are all in Good helth the doctor has no duty at Present. Gods name be Praisd. I Remain Your Most Obedt Humble Servt

Saml Tucker

NB I Should be Very happy to have a Line or two from your Honnour by the first oppertunity.

RC (Adams Papers).

1That is, JQA and Jesse Deane.

2Lt. Benjamin Reed (Philip Chadwick Foster Smith, Captain Samuel Tucker, Salem, Mass., 1976, p. 48).

3See the American Commissioners to Tucker, 13 April (above); and JA to Tucker, 29 April (below).

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