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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 14 November 1789

My dearest Friend

I am impatient to return but partly on Account or my Son who wishes to Stay at College as long as he can, and and partly, on account of my Books and other Things which I wish to get ready be fore I go, to be sent to N. Y. I fear I shall not see you these three Weeks. I should however break away if I were not necessitated to wait for my horse, whose Lameness is not wholly cured.

Excepting the Influenza which is universal our Relations and Freinds are all very well.

The Accident to my horse, has been a vexatious Thing and has deprived me of half the Pleasure and half the Exercise I intended. This Horse I am toldhere got cast in the same Stable last year.

My Farm I found as I expected -- poor enough.

I live with my Mother and Brother and We live like Princes, in great Luxury. You know my Mother. She has the Influenza, severely; but is very active.

The President is at Home eer now, no doubt.

Mr. Brisler is arrived I hope without any Accident with his Family. This will be some Relief to Us, as it will take off much care from your mind. I wish I could send boys and Girls from home, to supply all the Places in the House that you want filled.

There is a Calm a Silence and a Tranquillity that is very remarkable in this Part of the Continent. May it be equal at the southward and long continue in both! i. e. may we be enabled to live Satisfaction to the Multitude of our Brothers.

Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 14 November 1789 [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, 14 November 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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