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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 28 February 1780


My dearest Friend

I have sent you, two one yard of fine Cambrick, at 14 Livres an Ell,  [illegible two of a coarser sort at 6 Livres an Ell. Eight India Handkerchiefs at 6 Livres each and three of another stamp at 6 Livres a Piece. These seem monstrous dear, but I could not get them cheaper.

If the Marquis should make you a Visit You will treat him with all Distinction that is due to his Merit and Character, as well as his Birth and Rank which is are very high.

He has been the invariable and indefatigable Friend of America, in all Times, Places and Occasions, and his Assiduity have done Us much service. He is my particular Friend, and therefore deserves from mine, the greatest Respect, on my private Account as well as on the public.



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Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 28 February 1780 [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, 28 February 1780. 2 pages. 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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