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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 9 June 1795, "The Senate are now in Possession . . ."


My Dearest Friend

The Senate are now in Possession of the Budget. It is a Bone to gnaw for The Aristocrats as well as the Democrats; And while I am employed in attending the Digestion if it, I send you enclosed an Amusement which resembles it only in name.

I can form no Judgment when the Proscess will be over. We must wait with Patience.

I dined yesterday in the Family Way with The President. He told me that the American Minister, at the Hague, had been very regular and intelligent in his Correspondence. The whole Family made the usual Inquiries concerning You and sent you the usual Compliments.

Be very carefull, my dearest Friend, of what you say, in that Circle and City. The Times are perilous.

J. A.


Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 9 June 1795, "The Senate are now in Possession . . ." [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, 9 June 1795, "The Senate are now in Possession . . .". 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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