Adams Papers

John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams, 24 May 1778

John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams

Paris May ye 24 1778

Hond Mamma

I now having an opportunity which to my Satisfaction I have much oftener than I expected when I first came here, in which I improve every time I can in writing to you who has always been so kind a Mamma to me.

I last night went to the theatre, after we had got there we found there was no places empty upon which we came home again.

I must now conclude in being your dutiful son.

John Quincy Adams

RC (Adams Papers); addressed in JA’s hand: “Mrs. John Adams Braintree near Boston Massachusetts-Bay.” Text is given here in literal style.

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