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Louisa Catherine Johnson to John Quincy Adams

7 Apr. 1797

London April 7th1797

Since my last, I have recieved yours of the 20th of March, for which I am much indebted to you, and will endeavor to profit by the advice it contains— — —

When your letter arrived, Mr. Hall had made up his dispatches, to send by the earliest opportunity. I immediately requested he would send the books by the same conveyance, and I suppose you will recieve them next week, or the week after— —

The letters I alluded to, were sent by Mr. Vandyke some time since, and you most likely have recieved them before this time—my father will send them in future according to your desire— — —

You will I dare say recieve some by the Vessel which brought the account of the Election, as she sailed for Holland last Monday week—

Mr. Church’s family are gone—we shall follow them very soon, though very few people believe that we are going, my father only waits for the return of the Holland, which is expected daily— — —

Almost twelve months are elapsed \since we parted/ my Adams, and yet there is no prospect of your return—Ah my best friend, when I am in America I shall not even have the satisfaction of hearing from you above once or twice a year—I must conclude my letter or I shall betray my want of philosophy—now that the time draws so near for our departure I feel how much I need \require/ it— — —

Mama and my Sisters desire to be remembered, as does your very affectionate and faithful

Louisa C. Johnson

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