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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 25 September 1774


My Dear

I would not loose the Opportunity of writing to you-tho I must be short.

Tedious, indeed is our Business.-Slow, as Snails. I have not been used to such Ways.

We sit only before Dinner. We dine at four O Clock. We are crowded with a Levee in the Evening.

Fifty Gentlemen meeting together, all Strangers, are not acquainted with Each others Language, Ideas, Views, Designs. They are therefore jealous, of each other-fearfull, timid, skittish,-



Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 25 September 1774 [electronic edition]. Adams Family Papers: An Electronic Archive. Massachusetts Historical Society. http://www.masshist.org/digitaladams/
Original manuscript: Adams, John. Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 25 September 1774. 1 page. Original manuscript from the Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
Source of transcription: Butterfield, L.H., ed. Adams Family Correspondence. Vol. 1. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1963.
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