Adams Papers

John Quincy Adams to Elizabeth Cranch, 23 March 1786

John Quincy Adams to Elizabeth Cranch

Cambridge March 23d: 1786

I came yesterday as far as Boston with Sister Lucy, who is employ’d in fixing me off: I came here in the afternoon finally to settle.1 Your Brother goe to Boston this morning, and I have but a few minutes to write. All at Braintree are well, [Mr. Tyler’s?] Windmill is to be raised this day. There’s another thing, that you would never let me know. I have got a number of articles of impeachment, which you are to answer next Court. How do all the good folks at Haverhill? Present my best respects to Uncle and Aunt Shaw; I would write to Madam, but have not Time at present. Remember me to all friends, but especially to Mr: White’s family, for whose many kindnesses to me, while I was at Haverhill, I shall ever retain the most grateful remembrance. Your’s

J. Q. Adams

RC (MHi: Jacob Norton Papers); addressed: “Miss Eliza Cranch. Haverhill.” Some loss of text where the seal was removed.

1Lucy Cranch helped her cousin purchase furniture to outfit his room at Harvard (JQA, Diary description begins Diary of John Quincy Adams, ed. David Grayson Allen, Robert J. Taylor, and others, Cambridge, 1981– . description ends , 2:5).

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