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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 9 September 1778


My dearest Friend

I fear you will complain of me, for not writing so often as I ought. But I write as often as I can. -- I really never had more Business to do in my Life, and what mortifies me, beyond Measure is, to be obliged to say I never did less.

No News from England, or America -- dreadfull Intervall! I say dreadfull Because, the Question of Speedy Peace or not depends, I apprehend upon what has already passed in America and We have not heard of -- our last News was that D'Estaing was anchored, before Sandy Hook.

I send you a litle Amusement -- and Love and Respects to all Friends. Nabby, Charly and Thommy particularly. Johnny is well -- reads and chatters french like a french Boy.

John Adams


Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 9 September 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, 9 September 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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