Quincy June 16. 1794
Permit me to introduce to you, rather too formally to be sure, as it is an old Acquaintance, my son John Quincy Adams, whom the President has honoured with an Appointment to Holland.
His Disposition to Peace is as hearty as that of his Father, and in every Thing that may depend upon him, his Endeavours will not be wanting I presume to preserve it. Mrs Adams joins me in Compliments to Mrs. Hammond. With great / and sincere Esteem I have the honour / to be &c.