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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 21 December 1795, "Yesterday We had snow..."


My Dearest Friend

Yesterday We had snow of two or three Inches deep only. I dined with Mrs. Powell who expresses still her usual high regard for you. I have written and sent Packetts to our sons by Mr. Hall who sailed yesterday sails to day. I send you Randolph's Book. Mrs. Powell calls it Randolphs Crimination not Vindication. It is a very weak thing. He has disclosed Secrets very dishonorably without any proper Motive. It is a Piece of Revenge against the President but for what Injury or Offence I cannot discover. If he had made out that the P. had prejudged his Case and that he ought not to have prejudged his Case what follows from there? His Innocence? I think not. Fauchets dispatch is a silly think. His Logick is fetter for a Comedian than a Statesman. He charges all America with being Stockjobbers &c. and [?] it all to Mr. Hamiltons systems. Strange nonsense. The affair is all darkness.



Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 21 December 1795 [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, 21 December 1795. 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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