Adams Papers

From John Adams to Ward Nicholas Boylston, 22 January 1821

Montezillo January 22d. 1821

Honored and dear Father

I revoke the appellation of Son—Your conduct to me is more like that of a tender affectionate partial and too indulgent a Father—than like that of a Cousin, or a Brother or a Son

You overwhelm me so with your kindness that I have no expressions adequate to my sense of obligations

I have received the two Barrels of Cider, and the Bottles of Wine <which> I shall reserve for the best use of which they are susceptible

my best thanks and kindest regards to Mrs Boylston and yourself / from your / dutiful Son

John Adams

MHi: Boylston Family Papers.

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