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1 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams, 6 October 1785 1785-10-06 I am afraid my dear Mamma, will accuse me again of neglect for not having written to her, since I...
2 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams, 1 August 1787 1787-08-01 At length the scene of my collegiate life is closed, and about a fortnight ago I made a public...
3 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams, 30 December 1786 1786-12-30 Three months have now elapsed, since, I have received, one line from Europe; and the only...
4 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams, 15 May 1786 1786-05-15 Several months have again elapsed, since, I wrote you, but I shall henceforth, be able to spare...
5 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams, 22 September 1788 1788-09-22 M r: Lincoln, the bearer, is a young preacher, who belongs to Hingham; he is going home, and I...
6 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams, 10 September 1783 1783-09-10 As you have ordered me in a Letter which I have Lately receiv’d to give you my own Observations...
7 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams, 23 December 1787 1787-12-23 It is a long time since I wrote you last, but I am perfectly weary of making apologies. I have no...
8 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams, 28 December 1785 1785-12-28 It is mortifying to me, to be again obliged to offer an excuse, for not having written more...
9 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams, 27 April 1789 1789-04-27 I expected to have received ere this some Letters either from Braintree or Boston; But excepting...
10 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams, 17 July 1785 1785-07-17 We are now sailing up North River; and have met the french packet about 6 leagues from New York:...
11 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams, 4 September 1783 1783-09-04 I should deserve, all the reproaches which my friends in America have made me if I neglected...
12 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams 2d, 18 May 1786 1786-05-18 I received this afternoon your No. 11 and I never received a letter which caused such a variety...
13 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams 2d, 12 – 17 May 1785 1785-05-12 You will perhaps be surprised, to see that in less than 8 hours I have come 9 ½ posts. But the...
14 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams 2d, 1 April 1786 1786-04-01 What shall I say to my sister? Indeed, I am quite at a loss. I spend much more time in thinking...
15 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams 2d, 26 October 1785 1785-10-26 We have had the most considerable freshet in the river that has ever been known. I mentioned in...
16 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams 2d, 25 April 1786 1786-04-25 This is the eighth day it has rained and stormed without intermission, the weather is worse than...
17 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams 2d, 17 – 31 July … 1785-07-17 I went on shore upon Long Island with our Captain, and visited Monsr. de Marbois, who has taken a...
18 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams 2d, 9 – 19 August … 1785-08-09 Mr. Söderström, the Sweedish Consul, has been here about a fortnight. I went this morning about a...
19 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams 2d, 15 March 1786 1786-03-15 What shall I say to justify the date of this letter, after so many fair promises to be punctual,...
20 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams Smith, 14 January … 1787-01-14 I determined about a fortnight agone, to sit down, and write you a letter, expressing my anxiety...
21 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams 2d, 1 – 8 August … 1785-08-01 In my last I just mentioned having been over upon Long Island, and paid a visit to Mrs. Smith,...
22 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams 2d, 19 September … 1785-09-19 I have been in a manner cheated out of this day by the library; for in looking over the books,...
23 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams 2d, 17 May 1785 1785-05-17 Our winds are now contrary, and as they changed with the moon they may be three weeks as they...
24 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams 2d, 1 October 1785 1785-10-01 I am now settled down for the Winter, and shall be obliged to pay an unremitting attention to my...
25 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams 2d, 20 August 1785 1785-08-20 This morning we left Hartford New Haven, accompanied by Mr. Broome, and Mr. Brush, who wishing to...
26 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams 2d, 25 May – 17 July … 1785-05-25 You have doubtless received before this, my Letter by Mr. Barclay, and you will have my N:2 in a...
27 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams 2d, 29 August 1785 1785-08-29 I came into Boston this morning, and shall probably spend the week here, in order to pay all my...
28 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams 2d, 8 September 1785 1785-09-08 All this day has been employ’d in answering Questions respecting you, and all is not over yet. I...
29 Adams, John Quincy Adams, John John Quincy Adams to John Adams, 3 August 1785 1785-08-03 Mr. Church proposes to embark on board the british Packet, which is to sail to-morrow. He has...
30 Adams, John Quincy Adams, John John Quincy Adams to John Adams, 21 May 1786 1786-05-21 I am now much more at my disposal, with respect to my Time, than I was at Haverhill, and can...
31 Adams, John Quincy Adams, John John Quincy Adams to John Adams, 18 May 1784 1784-05-18 I have only time to write a few lines for the present as the Post is about to depart. On Saturday...
32 Adams, John Quincy Adams, John John Quincy Adams to John Adams, 20 May 1784 1784-05-20 I have been looking out for lodgings, yesterday and this day, and have at length found a bed...
33 Adams, John Quincy Adams, John John Quincy Adams to John Adams, 6 August 1784 1784-08-06 We have not received as yet any answer to the letters we wrote you the day I arrived in town; and...
34 Adams, John Quincy Adams, John John Quincy Adams to John Adams, 25 May 1784 1784-05-25 Yesterday, I met Mr. Bridgen at the Coffee House; he told me he had a book for you, and this...
35 Adams, John Quincy Adams, John John Quincy Adams to John Adams, 1 June 1784 1784-06-01 Yesterday I received your favour by Dr. Parker, and was very glad to find you pleased with your...
36 Adams, John Quincy Adams, John John Quincy Adams to John Adams, 15 June 1784 1784-06-15 I this day receiv’d your favour of the 11th. instant and expect to send the Books away, in the...
37 Adams, John Quincy Adams, John John Quincy Adams to John Adams, 18 June 1784 1784-06-18 In my last Letter, I informed you of my intention to set off for the Hague next Wednesday; since...
38 Adams, John Quincy Adams, John John Quincy Adams to John Adams, 30 August 1786 1786-08-30 I received a few days agone, your favour of June 2d: you mention an Affair, concerning which I...
39 Adams, John Quincy Adams, John John Quincy Adams to John Adams, 30 June 1787 1787-06-30 I am at length released from the multiplicity of business which has employ’d so much of my time,...
40 Adams, John Quincy Adams, John John Quincy Adams to John Adams, 18 May 1785 1785-05-18 After a very warm and dusty Journey, setting out early, and riding late, I arrived here on Monday...
41 Adams, John Quincy Adams, John John Quincy Adams to John Adams, 30 July 1784 1784-07-30 I was so lucky as to have a passage of 26 hours from Helvoet sluis to Harwich and arrived in town...
42 Adams, John Quincy Adams, John John Quincy Adams to John Adams, 2 April 1786 1786-04-02 After having suffered so long an interval of Time to pass, since I wrote you last, it is...
43 Adams, John Quincy Adams, John John Adams to John Quincy Adams, 11 June 1784 1784-06-11 I am so pleased with your Letters, in general, that you may well believe that of the 6. has...
44 Adams, John Quincy Adams, John John Quincy Adams to John Adams, 6 June 1784 1784-06-06 Last Wednesday Mr. W. Vaughan, got me introduced into the house of Commons, and I was there, from...
45 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Thomas Boylston John Quincy Adams to Thomas Boylston Adams, 3 May 1788 1788-05-03 We have mutually been deficient in those attentions, which absent connections ought always to...
46 Adams, John Quincy Adams, Thomas Boylston John Quincy Adams to Thomas Boylston Adams, 2 July 1786 1786-07-02 I have not written to you before, since I left you, because my Studies and European Letters have...
47 Adams, John Quincy Cranch, Elizabeth John Quincy Adams to Elizabeth Cranch, 23 March 1786 1786-03-23 I came yesterday as far as Boston with Sister Lucy, who is employ’d in fixing me off: I came here...
48 Adams, John Quincy Cranch, Elizabeth John Quincy Adams to Elizabeth Cranch, 18 April 1784 1784-04-18 While I was at St. Petersbourg, I had, the Pleasure, of receiving a Letter from you; I answered...
49 Adams, John Quincy Cranch, Elizabeth John Quincy Adams to Elizabeth Cranch, 7 April 1786 1786-04-07 My things, are yet pretty much in Confusion, and I do not expect to get well settled till the...
50 Adams, John Quincy Cranch, Mary Smith John Quincy Adams to Mary Smith Cranch, 12 December … 1784-12-12 My Mamma has desired me, My dear Aunt, to give a Copy of a few cursory minutes, that I took at...