|My dear Son||Quincy June 10 1796|
I think you observe that a few Lines are better than none at all. I have had opportunity to write to you so much oftner than to your Brother, that to day I have devoted my pen to him.
all is calm & quiet as a fine summer day, without even a cloud the Still voice of Reason, and the firm & Steady hand of patriotism have conducted us thus far Safely. shelterd from the Storms and tempests which harrow up all the contending Nations of Europe and make it one Golgotha.
Thanks to an over Ruling and mercifull providence, may we long continue to enjoy these blessings and have Hearts to know their value and rightly appreciate them Your Father will write to you, which makes it less necessary to add any thing further, than the affection of