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Thomas Boylston Adams to John Adams, 12 January 1799

Thomas Boylston Adams to John Adams

New York January 12th: 1799.

My dear Sir.

I arrived at this place yesterday afternoon, in the Ship Alexander Hamilton, after a passage of 46 days— The Season of the year will best explain what kind of weather we have experienced. I thank God that I tread once more the land of my Fathers.

I shall wait only for my baggage to come on shore and then set out for Philadelphia—where I hope—to meet you in health. It gives me pain that I cannot at the same time embrace both my parents—

I left my Brother & Sister well at Berlin, as I informed you by the Brig Pulaski and by Capt Jenkins while at Hamburg.1

I have several letters to write and must therefore postpone any information until I reach Philadelphia— The Letters I brought go on by this Post.

Your Son

T B Adams.

RC (Adams Papers).

1TBA’s 15 Oct. 1798 letter to JA, for which see TBA to JA, 27 Oct., and note 1, above, was sent by the brig Polaski, Capt. Edward Shoemaker, which sailed from Hamburg at the end of October and arrived in New York on 6 Dec. (New York Argus, 6 Dec.; New York Daily Advertiser, 17 Dec.).

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