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Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 26 April 1789

My dearest Friend

Major Gibbs Captain Beals and Mr. Woodward all are going to New York, and all have desird Letters, but as they all go at the same Time one Letter must answer. I wrote you this Week by Mr. Allen, since which nothing has transpired in our little village worth communicating. The Newspapers I inclose to you all that I get in the course of a week, but the printers or the persons to whom they are committed, think as you are absent, it is of little concequence whether I get them or not. The Tenant has subsided and a calm has ensued. Caco I see has advertized his Works to be sold in a pamphlet.

I wish to know where and how you are accommodated, and what ever else you may think proper to communicate. I have heard only once from you at Hartford and fear I must wait a week longer before any intelligence reaches me. Pray is it prudent discret or wise, that the Debates of the House should be publish'd in the crude indigested manner in which they appear to be given to the publick?

Have you seen your little Grandsons ye? How is Mrs. Smith. I hope she will write me I shall be very lonesome when our Sons are gone to college next week, only I am buisy about the Garden. Tho I have had Time to get very little Done, I have been obliged to have all the wall of the great pasture poled the Sheep became so troublesome and wandered every where, and to day have been building the wall

against Mr. Bass.

The Family are well, Esther is tolerable the Baby has a bad soar mouth. Pray burn all these scribles for fear you should leave or drop any of them any where.

Let me know how you do -- I cannot say I am very well, tho better for this fortnight than I was before you went away. I hope your journey will be of Service to you but I fear too much perplexity in Business for you.

Adieu and believe me most affectionately yours
Abigail Adams

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Cite web page as: Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 26 April 1789 [electronic edition]. Adams Family Papers: An Electronic Archive. Massachusetts Historical Society. http://www.masshist.org/digitaladams/
Original manuscript: Adams, Abigail. Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 26 April 1789. 3 pages. Original manuscript from the Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
Source of transcription: Adams Papers Editorial Project. Unverified transcriptions.
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