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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, with an Extract of a Letter from St. Eustatius 14 November 1777

Here I am. -- I am bound home. -- I suppose it will take me 14 days, perhaps 18 or 20, to reach Home. -- Mr. S.A. is with me. -- I am tolerably well.

The American Colours are still flying at Fort Mifflin.

The News on the other Side, is from a Merchant to his Partner.

I am in great Haste, most affectionately yours.

Extract of a Letter from a G. [Gentleman] at Eustatia

Business still continues dull but am in Hopes of a Speedy Change as it seems by the last Accounts from Amsterdam that a War with France and England is inevitable. Lord Stormont, the English Ambassador has left the Court of France, upon meeting with an unsatisfactory Answer relative to the French's supporting the Americans which they and the Spaniards are determined to do. And you may soon expect to see a Number of Vessells from his Christian and Catholick Majestyes Dominions in America with every necessary Supply for carrying on the War, and the King of Prussia has opened the Port of Mendin for the Americans to carry their Prizes in and to trade. Stocks fell in England 15 Pr. Ct. upon the Ambassadors leaving the french Court. I hope a french War may break out as it will be the Means of our making great Fortunes which I should be happy to acquaint you with.

Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 14 November 1777 [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, 14 November 1777. 2 pages. 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.
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