My Dearest Friend
I received today your kind favour of the 15th [Abigail to John, 15 January 1797] . I believe of Mr. Jefferson as you do.
I have engaged a Chariot here so that you need not trouble yourslf any more upon that head.
I agree with the Dr. that the old Wheelbarrow must never be hung again.
I feel the same Anxiety for your health that you do. But I shall write more when things are more Settled.
We must find Burrell a Yoke of Oxen and Cart. Let out the other Place and get some family to take the Homestead. I must leave all to Dr. Tufts.
Give my Love to the Bride and Bridegroom and Congratulations to My Mother, Brother, son and Sukey &c.
Inclosed is a Cannon against the gros Musqueton Diplomatic. Tell me what reception it meets from Readers.
The Letter from a true friend I return as you desire.
I have Visits as well as you, so many that I am pressed for time.
[Endorsement -- see page image]