Adams Papers

To John Adams from William Cranch, 27 September 1819

Alexandria Septr. 27th. 1819.

Dear Sir,

I intend that this shall be handed to you by my daughter Nancy, who accompanies her sister Mary; in a visit to our friends in New England. These my children are almost what I could wish them to be. I rejoice that they will have an opportunity of seeing you whose character they have been taught to revere. I had hoped that they might have become acquainted with her who was so deservedly dear to you, to me, & to all her friends; but they are intimate with her character, and will humbly endeavour to imbibe her virtues.

I hope you will not consider this letter as imposing any obligation on your part to reply to it, as I am sufficiently gratified in being permitted to assure you of my unabated affection reverence and gratitude.

W. Cranch.

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