22 January 1775705

    London Jany 22d 1775

    Honored and Dear Sir,

    I intend to say nothing more in this Letter than that I am in health and spirits, having never had an ill day since my arrival in this Island. I am here doing my duty.

    Last Friday was a day of great happiness to me; I heard a Chatham and a Cambden speak for hours on the concerns of my country.706

    This letter is intended to contain nothing, but what the spies at the Ministry may be willing to let pass. And having gratified their own curiosity, I wish they may be candid and generous enough to let my friends gratify theirs also.

    Your affectionate and obliged

    J Quincy Junr.