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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 13 December 1777


My dear

Yesterday was as fine for Travell as ever occurred at this season of the Year. -- I reached Ipswich, and lodged, at the House where I used to put up, old Mrs. Treadwells.

This Morning I satt off, in a horrid cold Rain, and after getting wett through all my Coverings, I putt up at our Friend Mr. Tufts's, having no Courage to proceed farther.

Tomorrow Morning, I must proceed. Coll. Doane who was in a stage Coach and his son who was in a close sulky proceeded on, today.

The fashionable Conversation all along the journey is that Goods are fallen and falling in Consequence of calling in the Money. -- am -- &c.



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Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 13 December 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, 13 December 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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