Charles Adams to Abigail Adams
New York Augt 8 1796
My dear Mother
This morning about one o’clock My Sally presented me with a charming daughter1 They are both remarkably well I must insist on your naming the Child which will perhaps be christened at Quincy
Yours with the sincerest affection
NB. My Respects to my father—
RC (private owner, 1957); addressed: “Mrs A Adams / Quincy”; endorsed: “C Adams aug / 8th / 1796.”
1. Susanna Boylston Adams (1796–1884) was the first of two children born to CA and SSA, although after CA’s death in 1800 Susanna would spend much of her young life under JA’s and AA’s care. She was twice married, first in Aug. 1817 to naval officer Lt. Charles Thomas Clark, who died in 1819, and for the second time in April 1833 to New York law publisher William R. H. Treadway, who died three years later. Thereafter, she moved between family households, receiving financial support from the Adamses until her death.