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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 5 May 1796


My Dearest Friend

As I have obtained Leave of Absence After this day and shall sett out on my return home tomorrow morning, You will not write me after the Receipt of this Letter. I shall get home as fast as possible, Spending a few days with The Children at N York.

Yesterday was a Day of Universal and perpetual Peace. All the Treaty Hills passed both Houses and good Humour seems to be returning. I wrote our sons this morning by Mr. Cooke of Mary land bound to Europe. I have not been on Horse or in Carriage more than once or twice since I arrived here and I dread the Journey: It will however be sweetened by delicious hopes.

J.A.

Mrs A



Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 5 May 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, 5 May 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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