|Stedman and Hutchinson, comps. A Library of American Literature:|
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes. 1891.
Vol. III: Literature of the Revolutionary Period, 17651787
|To John Quincy Adams, On His Election to the Presidency|
|By John Adams (17351826)|
[Selections from Adamss Correspondence. From The Works of John Adams. Edited by his Grandson, Charles Francis Adams. 1856.]
MY DEAR SON: I have received your letter of the 9th. Never did I feel so much solemnity as upon this occasion. The multitude of my thoughts, and the intensity of my feelings are too much for a mind like mine, in its ninetieth year. May the blessing of God Almighty continue to protect you to the end of your life, as it has heretofore protected you in so remarkable a manner from your cradle! I offer the same prayer for your lady and your family, and am your affectionate father,
JOHN ADAMS. QUINCY, 18 February, 1825.