Adams Papers

To John Adams from John Quincy Adams, 19 July 1820

Washington 19. July 1820.

My dear Sir.

Your Subscription for the National Intelligencer is stopped, and the enclosed receipt is in full to this day $29..12.1/2

I wrote to Mr Cruft on the 24th. of last month requesting him to pay you on my account 250 dollars the first of this Month and quarterly afterwards. I wrote also at the same time to you, to give you notice of that arrangement. Not having heard from him or you on the subject, I have been apprehensive he was at that time absent from Boston, and did not receive my Letter—If the payment was delayed, I hope it has been made before this time.

I am doubtful whether it will be in my power to pay you a visit this Summer—My engagements as yet leave me little hope of disposable time, even for a few weeks before the next Session of Congress. If possible however I shall make the attempt—I am hand-cuffed by Spain, fettered with the Census, and chained to the floor with a load heavier than Baron Trenck’s, of Weights and Measures.

We are all well, and all send duty and affection.

Especially your faithful Son.

John Quincy Adams.

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