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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 15 May 1794


My dearest Friend

The Alteration of Post Days or some other Cause has disappointed me of a Letter from you this Week, which is the first time I have failled of a Letter on Monday for several months.

The Weather has been very hot and dry here. Yesterday however We had a Light shower; but to day it is very hot again.

The House is slow upon the Ways and means the essential Measure which remains. But I think We shall rise by the first of June, and I fear not before, a tedious Six months it has been to me.

The Senate have given a gentle Check to a very contemptuous Reprobation of the Measures of Congress, voted in the statehouse yard by a Number of Tobacconists and sugar Bakers &c.

By the Way this statehouse Yard is a beautiful Thing formed on an English Plan, like the Inclosure in Grosvenor Square. I walk there every day for air and Exercise in the shade. It is not a Paines Hill nor a stone, nor a Seasones, but it is pretty. I am, Patience almost exhausted,

tenderly, tenderly yrs.,
J.A.

Mrs. A.



Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 15 May 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, 15 May 1794. 1 page. Original manuscript from the Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
Source of transcription: Adams Papers Editorial Project. Unverified transcriptions.
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