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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 18 February 1783, "I write to you..."


My dearest Friend

I write to you by several opportunities, to inform you of my fixed Resolution of returning home in the Spring, that you may not think of embarking for Europe. It would be unluckly indeed if you should embark for Europe and I for America at the same time. Congress will possibly delay the acceptance of my Resignation, but I shall arrange all the Affairs of the public that I have any Relation to in such a manner that nothing can Suffer, by my Absence untill another Minister shall arrive in my place.

Yours, most ardently,
J. Adams


Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 18 February 1783, "I write to you..." [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, 18 February 1783, "I write to you...". 1 page. Original manuscript from the Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
Source of transcription: Ryerson, Richard Alan, ed. Adams Family Correspondence. Vol. 5. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1993. A partial transcription of this letter appears in a footnote to a different letter sent on the same date.
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