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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 1 April 1797


My dearest Friend

I have written you before, and have only time now to repeat that I pray you to come on, with Louisa and Mrs. Brisler and her Children as soon as possible. There is no other Way but to hire Horses in Boston to bring you on in your own Coach. I will send you a Post Note next Week. But what We shall do in the Article of Expence I know not. We shall be more pinched that We ever have been in our whole Lives. I expect to be obliged to resign in Six months because I cant live. I had rather live on Potatoes and Beef and Pork fresh or salt of my own growth.

Mr. Murray is arrived here in his Way to Holland. He will Sail in a fortnight or 3 Weeks.

I shall write you nothing about public Affairs. You must write upon them to your affectionate

J.A.


Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 1 April 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, 1 April 1797. 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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