Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 4 January 1782, "My Health is returning . . ."
Amsterdam Jany. 4. 1782
My dearest Friend
My Health is returning to me by degrees, and I hope to be fully reestablished by the Help of constant Exercise, and great Care, but I want the Consolations of my family. -- Alass! When shall I have it.
Charles I presume is sailed in the Cicero from Bilbao, and John is well with Mr. D. [Dana] at Petesbourg.
The political Questions here are, a seperate Peace with England and the Mediation of Russia on one Hand and an Alliance with France, Spain and America on the other. The Deliberations will be as long as possible -- and the Result nobody can guess.
My Blessing to my Children, Duty to Parents, Affection to Friends, &c.
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Original manuscript: Adams, John. Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 4 January 1782, "My Health is returning . . ." 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. 4. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1973.