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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 16 February 1797


My dearest Friend

I Yesterday took Leave of the Senate all in very good humour. I have many things to do and more to think of.

I gave Mrs. W. your Letter Yesterday.

I approve of Letting Quincys Meadow with the other Place and the Thatch Bank too: but not the Salt Marsh below Jona. Baxters. That is too good, to let unless it be to the halves to pay half the Taxes too.

I hope you will get Mears but fear you will not. I believe We must contrive to get Mr. Brislers Family along here to keep House while I go home. The Ministers are of opinion that the Business can be done, at Quincy as well as here, conveyed by Post. But I cannot yet determine any Thing. I wish you to make your Arrangements as soon as possible.

J.A.


[Endorsement -- see page image]



Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 16 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, 16 February 1797. 2 pages. Original manuscript from the Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
Source of transcription: Adams Papers Editorial Project. Unverified transcriptions.
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