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Abigail Adams to John Quincy Adams

5 Dec. 1795

My Dear Son Quincy Decbr 5 1795

As Capt.Scott has not yet Saild, it gives me an opportunity of informing you that last Evening I received the Miniatures, and \they were/ next to personally Seeing you; for the likenessess are very good, the painter however, it is said has given a more flattering Likeness of You than of Thomas

I am perfectly Satisfied with them and want to be constantly looking at them.

Tis now a long time since I received Letters from you. I am anxious to hear whether you are in England. I send you there more of the Defences. and am as ever Your / affectionate Mother

Abigail Adams

I have requested Mr Smith to deliver to Mrs Coles a little plain English and the Feadelrist for you.

RC (MHi: Adams Papers).
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