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From John Quincy Adams to Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams, 5 February 1809

Washington City 5. Feby: 1809.

My dearest Louisa

The day after I wrote you from Baltimore, that is to say on Thursday, I came to this place; though in the Night at Baltimore I was taken so ill, that I was afraid I should be obliged to postpone for a day or two the completion of my journey—I am however now as well as usual.

The expedition with which I travell’d has given me two days more here than I expected when I left you—But they have been spent almost entirely in paying and receiving visits—which is no advancement to my business.

I am now going to dine at Mr: Boyd’s—They are all there and here tolerably well—

Ever affectionately, with love to the children & Kitty—yours.

John Quincy Adams.

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