Adams Papers

From John Adams to John Farmer, 26 November 1819

Quincy Montezillo Novber. 26th. 1819

Dear Sir

I have not yet received your Memoirs of Billerica—they must have rested somewhere in the Post Office—or have been taken out of the Mail

This letter however is intended to make a particular inquiry—a suspicion has darted into my head that the late learned ingenious scientific public Spirited and benevolent Count Rumford—was a descendant of your Billerica family of Tompsons—his Name was Thomson, and was born in, or near, your Town—you can undoubtedly inform me whether there is any foundation for my conjectures—I am ambitious of discovering whether this industrious Bee—is descended from the Swarm which Issued from the Hive at Mount wollaston—

your complience will very much obliged / your friend and humble Servant

John Adams

NhHi: Farmer Papers.

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