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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 1 January 1794

My dearest Friend

I have taken a Sheet of Paper, only to wish you an happy new Year and many happy repetitions of this Aniversary.

I received yesterday a Letter and Pacquet of his Liberty Papers and Pamphlets from Mr. B Hollis dated 18. Feb. 1793. Where it has been I cannot guess. He sends his best wishes to you and hopes you have recovered your health and spirits.

I suppose Columbus has now done with G.-- I read his Number 5. yesterday. The Printers are all Poltroons or they would insert the whole in all their Papers; They are afraid of an Antifederal Party and of a French Party now associated in one, and very powerful with many Readers of newspapers. If Genet has by his Conduct made many of them afraid to avow their Attachment to him, they still avoid giving him offence and will come out in his vindication whenever they think they may with Safety.

Cheesman is not arrived and Brisler is put to more Inconvenience than I am for want of our Trunk. It is feared he is lost, but I still hope he will be heard of, after some time. My Duty Love and Compliments where proper.

Yours this Year as last

[Endorsement -- see page image]

Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 1 January 1794 [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, 1 January 1794. 2 pages. Original manuscript from the Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
Source of transcription: Adams Papers Editorial Project. Unverified transcriptions.
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