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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 22 December 1796


My Dearest Friend

Out of the inclosed Note, you will please to take up the my Note to our Friend for 300 Dollars. The Remaining three hundred you will Use as frugally as possible. Please to acknowledge the Rect. as soon as may be.

There is still reason to entertain some Doubt whether Mr. Pinckney will not be P. If Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky should give him a few Votes, which I think is far from improbable he will have more than any one. As it is at present I believe there is a Tye between him and Mr. Jefferson. The South Carolinians have disappointed all sides as much as Pensilvania did. The Vengeance of the Rutledge Family appears to have done it.

I am as ever,
J.A.

Mrs A.



Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 22 December 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, 22 December 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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