Adams Papers

John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams, 5 June 1778

John Quincy Adams to Abigail Adams

Paris june 5 1778

it is witth great Pleasure that I now Sit down to write a few Lines to you to inform you of my hea[l]th & Situation which I like pretty well but I had by much rather be amongst the rugged rocks of my own native town than in the gay city of Paris. yesterday my Pappa received a large number of news papers from america but the 2 armys were then in the Same posture as they were when we came but I hope they have done Something by this time Please to give my duty to my grandpapa Smith & to my grandmamma hall1 & uncle & aunt Cranch & love to my Sister & Brothers I am &c

LbC (Adams Papers); at foot of text: “to my Mamma.” Text is given here in literal style.

1Mrs. John Hall, the former Susanna (Boylston) Adams, JA’s mother, frequently mentioned in earlier volumes of the Adams Family Correspondence description begins Adams Family Correspondence, ed. L. H. Butterfield and others, Cambridge, 1963– . description ends . See Adams Genealogy.

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