Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 30 April 1777
April 30, 1777
We have a fine Piece of News this Morning of the March of 2000 of the Enemy, and destroying a fine Magazine there -- and the stupid sordid cowardly torified Country People let them pass without Opposition.
All New England is petrified, with Astonishment, Horror, and Despair, I believe in my Conscience. They behave worse than any Part of the Continent. Even in N. Jersy 2000 Men could not have marched so far.
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Original manuscript: Adams, John. Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 30 April 1777. 1 page. Original manuscript from the Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
Source of transcription: Butterfield, L.H., ed. Adams Family Correspondence. Vol. 2. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1963.