John Adams to John Quincy Adams
The Hague August 1. 1784
My dear son
I have the Pleasure of yours of July 30. and advise you to purchase the Coach and prepare every Thing to set off with me to Dover in a Week from this Day. I will not loose a Moment, of the agreable Company, that I can avoid. Indeed I have repented 20 times that I did not go with you. The Pas of Calais and the Pas of Harwich will make me sick, but do me no harm.
RC (Adams Papers).
1. JA’s library has Samuel Johnson’s The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets, London, 1783, in four volumes. Each volume has JA’s bookplate; vol. 3 has his autograph. Catalogue of JA’s Library description begins Catalogue of the John Adams Library in the Public Library of the City of Boston, Boston, 1917. description ends .
2. JA wrote this sentence in the left margin.