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John Quincy Adams to Thomas Boylston Adams

24 Apr. 1796

My dear Brother London April 24. 1796.

I am sometimes tempted to believe that letters written and destined for me are intercepted. I have none from America later than January, and none from you after February. This is I think the sixth letter I have written you since I have had any returns from you.—The newspapers enclosed will give you what little intelligence \there is/ now to be collected. The accounts from America, till the beginning of March are not very important. The English Treaty, was proclaimed the Law of the Land. The Spanish & Algerine Treaties were before the Senate for Ratification. Mr: Ellsworth is appointed Chief Justice of the United States. The times appear to be smooth, and I hope will continue so

I dare not say a word about my return. I am sick of expectation, and hardly suffer my thoughts to meet the subject. I have procured the books & papers for Mr: Noel, and will send or bring them as soon as possible.

your affectionate brother

John Q. Adams.

LbC (MHi: Adams Papers).
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