My dearest Friend
Yesterday I received your kind Letter of the 14th [Abigail to John, 14 February 1794] and I thank you again [illegible] for your unwearied Attention to my venerable Parent which critical Situation is never out of my Thoughts. I am quite easy on one account as I know that every tender Care will be employed by you, in concert with my Brother and his Family for her relief and Preservation, if that is permitted. My Mothers Blessing which you transmit me is more prescious to me than Gold or Diamonds. Should the Melancholly Event, which We deprecate, occur, I should wish that the last respects may be paid at my House, if my Brother is willing.
I should wish to have Pratts Account Paid as soon as you can conviently. I shall soon send you some more money for your necessary Expences.
The Senate with open Doors and a crowded Audience are discussing Mr. Gallatins Election, which made the Burthen of my Duty, heavy. I am obliged to sitt early and late in my Chair. I have done so much of this patient Drudgery for five Years, that I am quite satiated with it.