Thursday, October 29, 2009

October 31, 1774

Josiah Quincy to Josiah Quincy, Jr., 31 Oct. 1774:

My Dear Son:

It is now four weeks since you sailed, and if my prayers are heard and the petition of them granted, your health is restored, your voyage comfortable, and your arrival safe; news that would be almost as joyful and reviving to your aged father, as to hear that, through your mediation, peace and harmony were restored between the parent state and her injured and oppressed children upon this Continent.
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