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On Family Matters, and Appointment to the Legation to Berlin (Copy 2)

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
Document Information
Date October 25, 1797
Author Name John Adams (primary) Location: East Chester, New York
Recipient Name John Quincy Adams (primary)
Summary Adams mentions that he has only learned of his son's marriage through newspapers, but nonetheless wishes him and his bride a happy life together. Expresses surprise at Quincy's being "less than pleased" with his posting to Berlin [as part of the Legation to Prussia], and lists reasons why he should be enjoying it. Tries to ease any fears Quincy might have of nepotism from his father. Mentions that Quincy's brother will accompany him to Berlin.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Enclosed in Pinckney to Adams, 10/22/1797. An additional copy, in different hand, of 1797102590101.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups John Adams; John Quincy Adams; Abigail Adams; mother; lady; brother; affectionate father; President United States; ;
Related Places East Chester, New York; Berlin; Lisbon; Portugul; Prussia; German; Athens; Germany; north of Europe; ;
Keywords marriage; newspapers; congratulations; appointment; commission; relations to office; ;
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