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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 23 January 1797


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.

I am affectionately
J.A.


[Endorsement -- see page image]



Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 23 January 1797 [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, 23 January 1797. 3 pages. Original manuscript from the Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
Source of transcription: Adams Papers Editorial Project. Unverified transcriptions.
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