Adams Papers

From John Adams to John Quincy Adams, 28 February 1800

Philadelphia Feb. 28. 1800

My dear Son

It grieves me to think how long it is since I have written you a Line. But public Affairs are forbidden and private are indifferent or disagreable. Your Sister and youngest Brother have given me much Pleasure this Winter by their Company: but at the same time have exalted a Strong desire to see you and your best Friend my amiable Daughter, your Wife. A Being who has violated a Trust committed to him by you, is a thorn in the flesh, you may well imagine. Forlorn and undone, he has my unutterable indignation. But I must quit this subject. On the Death of your great Patriot you will sincerely mourn, with your affectionate Father.

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