Abigail Adams to John Quincy Adams
Novbr Decbr 6 1795
my Dear son
I inclose to you the Cupons of Febry and June. 2 for that Month and 20 for Febry. 21 in one paper and 8 in an other.1 you will convey them in the best manner to Holland and direct new obligations to be taken for the interest, drawing upon them however for the amount of what you pay to Mrs Copley on my account. I mentiond to you or Thomas a Watch.2 you may purchase one for me, but the cost of that I will pay to Dr Welch on your account. I have requested mr Coles’s to Deliver this Letter into yours or your Brothers Hand, otherways to deliver it to mr Johnson consul to be forwarded to you. Love to Thomas, from Your / affectionate Mother
I heard from your sister & Brother last week.3 they were well & had escaped the Dreadfull calamity which has distrest that city—
RC (Adams Papers).
1. Not found but presumably coupons from the 1791 Dutch-American loan, to which JA was a subscriber, for which see vol. 9:412–413. On 6 April 1796 JQA forwarded the coupons to Wilhem & Jan Willink on JA’s behalf with instructions to purchase new loan obligations with the proceeds from them (Adams Papers).
2. Not found.
3. Letters not found.