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Docno: ADMS-04-11-02-0158

Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Adams, Thomas Boylston
Date: 1796-05-19

John Adams to Thomas Boylston Adams

[salute] My Dear Thomas

It is a long time Since I have recd any Letter from you, and the Report that you have had a Return of your Rheumatism has allarmed me— We heard that you were better but should be glad to know the Particulars.
I am once more happy at home, and my Farm, by the help of a fine rainy season shines very bright.— I Should be glad to be informed, of your Plans and Views— Whether You mean to return or to stay in Europe.— I cannot Advise you because you know better than I the Prospects you have.—
America is the rising Country of the World and <Talents> Genius and Eloquence are breaking out with a Splendor that will soon rival the ancient & modern Europe— It is my opinion the best Theatre on the Globe for the formation of a Man is in this Country, at present.— But you may have means and Schemes that I am unacquainted with.
I know the Delicacy of your Situation, but I am anxious to know the operation of the new systems of Government in France as well as Holland.
Boston has gone through a Revolution as great as Either— They were mad last July— They are now sober— They have petitioned by a vast Majority for the Execution of the Treaty with great Britain and they have left out their Jacobinical Representatives and chosen Fœderal Men!
I am with a tender Affection / Your Father
[signed] John Adams
RC (MHi:Misc. Bound Coll.); internal address: “T. B. Adams / Chargé D’affairs at / The Hague.”
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2018.