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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 6 April 1797


My dearest Friend

I write you by every Post. If the Letters come but once a Week, that must be owing to the Arrangements in the office. On the 4th. I inclosed you a Post note for 600.

I am not inquisitive to learn, what Criticisms are made, upon my little harrangues, from any other motive than a desire to know whether any offence was taken or whether any Satisfaction was shewn, and whether my avowed Principles and designs were approved. I have received Some rapturous Letters of Panegyrick far beyond the merit.

The Times are critical and dangerous, and I must have you here to assist me. Pray prevail with Mears if you can. But leave it at all Events. The Plate had better be deposited with Dr. Tufts I believe. You may send my Black Cloaths and Velvet Suits on if you please.

The Sec. at War calls upon Business.

Yours,
J.A.


Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 6 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, 6 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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