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Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 10 November 1794, with one enclosure

My dearest Friend

I hope you are agreably lodgd and that your Company will be to your mind. I rejoice in the reelection of Mr. Ames, and Mr. Smith of Carolina. Tis said our Freeman is chosen for Barnstable, a clasmate of our Son JQA , a Lawyer, a worthy Sensible Man as I have heard. For this district Mr. Meed I hear is chosen. I do not however approve of Clergymen becoming politicians. You may make a chaplin of him. I hear however that he is an ingenious Sensible Man. Mr. Dexter tis thought is not yet chosen, owing to their being several persons voted for. A large number of votes for Mr. Gerry who did not wish to be considerd as a candidate and whose influence will be given to Mr. Dexter should a Second vote be necessary.

I have read Mr. Munroe Speach in the National assembly!!! Charmed with the Stability of their counsels: What a conscience. The Translater may be in fault. Every minister could not have made such a speach.

You wish to know how the Business proceeds. Savil Nightingal and Bracket have been constantly casting Sea Weed. They have brought Sufficient to compleatly cover the orchard. It is not yet all Spread owing to the potato

which has taken of Some of the Hands, and will take they tell me, two days more to compleat. I inclose you a journal of the Business of every day Since you left me. I Set out tomorrow for Haverhill, leaving the weeks business agreed upon with Shaw. I hope to return on fryday, and by Saturdays post to hear from you. Do not let Brisler omit my flouer. It has risen here to 52 Shillings. Remember me to all inquiring Friends. Thomas thought Mr. Brisler had best send round his Bed and what things he left. I forgot to mention it to him, He will, judge whether it is best to send them now or in the Spring.

Your ever affectionate
A Adams

Julia has Scarcely got upon the settee Since you went away. She however retains her affection for the Bed.

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[Enclosure is Abigail's handwritten list of farming tasks and activities completed by Shaw from October 30 to November 10. ]

Cite web page as: Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 10 November 1794, with one enclosure [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, 10 November 1794, with one enclosure. 3 pages. Page count includes 2 pages (letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams) and 1 additional page (enclosure). Original manuscript from the Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
Source of transcription: Adams Papers Editorial Project. Unverified transcription.
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