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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 26 January 1796


Yesterday I came to Senate as usual on a monday morning pleasing my Imagination and my heart with the hope and reputation of a Letter from -- my dearest Friend. No Letter for The Vice President says Mothers!

All Day in bad humour -- dirty Weather -- wet walking -nothing good -- nothing right.

The poor Post offices did not escape -- it was Some blunder -some carlessness of theirs -- in Philadelphia -- New York or Boston.

Or Perhaps Mam is Sick -- Oh dear! Rhumatisms -- Oh dear! Fever and Ague! Thus peevishly, fretfully and unphilosophically was Yesterday passed. Yet to divert it I read a Number of Books in Cowpers Homer and Smooked I know not how many Segars.

I have had the Agreable Society of Josiah Quincy and Martin Lincoln, to assist in consoling me a little of late.

There is absolutely nothing to write public nor private but such as the above.

Adieu

J. A.



Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 26 January 1796 [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, 26 January 1796. 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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