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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 27 August 1778


I shall inclose by this Opportunity, by Mr. Ingersol, Son of Mr. Ingersol of Connecticut, the late judge of Admiralty at Philadelphia, but very different from his Father in his political sentiments, the journals of Paris. But must refer you to the Public Papers for News.

Indeed there is a Famine for News at present, here and in England. Not a Word from M. Destaing, nor from America since beginning of July. We are all Impatience.

We are all well here. The Climate, the Air, and the manner of living agree very well with our Health. But when will the happy Time arrive, that I shall return to the scaene of my Happiness.

I have several Times sent some Things to you and shall continue to do so. But draw upon me for what Money you want.

Remember me, to Father, Mother, Brothers, Sisters, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, and to those which I ought to have mentioned, first of all Children.

I am yours, ever yours,
John Adams


Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 27 August 1778 [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, 27 August 1778. 1 page. Original manuscript from the Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
Source of transcription: Butterfield, L.H., and Marc Friedlaender, eds. Adams Family Correspondence. Vol. 3. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1973.
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