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Abigail Adams wrote this letter on 2 March 1788 to Dr. Cotton Tufts from her home in Grosvenor Square, London. At the time Abigail wrote this letter, her husband, John Adams, was serving as the U. S. Minister to Great Britain, and Dr. Tufts was acting as their financial agent in the United States.
Please read the recent news announcement about this letter: http://www.masshist.org/news/story.php?entry_id=294
The collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society include the Adams Family Papers, the personal papers of John, John Quincy, and Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886)
and their immediate families. Encompassing more than 250,000 manuscript pages, it includes letters written and received by members of the Adams family as well as their extraordinary personal diaries.
Numerous web resources (including online presentations of transcriptions and selected digital images of manuscript letters and diaries) are available at the MHS's website: http://www.masshist.org/adams/