A website from the Massachusetts Historical Society; founded 1791.
Adams Family Papers : An Electronic Archive
Next Letter (by date)
Previous Letter (by date)
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 6 April 1780


My dear Portia

There is a great deal of hatred against the Govt. in England as you will see by the song inclosed. They are going on, with County meetings, Petitions, Committees, Correspondences, Associations &c. in our model What it will come to, I dont know.

They talk in London about withdrawing the Troops, &c., but I suspect, We had better take em, least they should alter their minds.

At last a Vessell has arrived at Bourdeaux from Baltimore, brings two or three newspapers, as late as 17 feb. but no Letters. You have had a hard Winter, but I hope you had a good fire. I had a harder, without any fire, in Spain.

I am so taken up, with writing to Phil that I dont write to you so often as I wish. I hope you wont complain of me this time for not writing often enough, and long enough whatever may be the worth of it.

I hope you will advertise me, if there are any Machinations going forward. All well.

Adieu.


Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 6 April 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, 6 April 1780. 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.
Next Letter (by date)
Previous Letter (by date)