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Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 31 January 1794


My dearest Friend

We have had a severe Snowstorm but attended with such a voilent wind that half the ground is bare, whilst the other is almost impassible Banks; I hear nothing from Town this week, even the post has not come, but I have good domestick intelligence for You, which is that this day I think our Parent better, and I am much encouraged. She says with one of her smiles, tell my Son that I am here pestering yet, and that I have the best daughter in the whole world. I am obliged to do the whole message or be undutyfull. We are all waiting with impatience to learn the purport of the last news from France. It must be of consequence


to Electrify Congress in such a Manner that they could not keep their sittings.

I have written only a few lines, least I should not be able to get my Letters in town soon enough for the post; on Monday, Captain Beals is kind enough to call this evening and let me know that he is going to town tomorrow, and could take Letters for

Your ever affectionate
A Adams


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Cite web page as: Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 31 January 1794 [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, 31 January 1794. 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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