John Quincy Adams to John Thaxter
july ye 22 1778
It is with great pleasure That I write to you who have been so good and kind to me for which I fear I Shall never be able to repay you. I wrote to you just before I came from america which you have not answer’d but my Pappa received one from you about a week ago in which you said you was so much hurried that you could not write to me for which I was very Sorry for I Should take a great deal of pleasure in having a few lines from you when you have a little leasure time1
I am &c
LbC (Adams Papers); at foot of text: “to Mr. Thaxter.” Text is given here in literal style.