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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 2 February 1797


My dearest Friend

I believe I have not directly and expressly answered your Letter, inclosing the Memorandum from Mr. Smith of the Price of a Chariot at Boston.

I had before bespoke a new Chariot here, and it is or will be ready: so that there is an End of all further Enquiries about Carriages. I hope as soon as the Point is legally settled you will have your Coach new Painted and all the Arms totally obliterated. It would be a folly to excite popular feelings and vulgar Insolence for nothing.

Mrs. Washington, Mrs. Powell &c. send


their regards &c.

I believe I must take Mr. Malcom, Charles's Clerk and Pupil for a private secretary, at least for a time.

I wish you could get a compleat set of Domesticks from your Neighbourhood that We might avoid a little of the Brigandage.

Fine Weather to day. Candlemas. Half your corn and half your hay.

I am affectionately
J.A


[Endorsement -- see page image]



Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 2 February 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, 2 February 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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