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Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 12 April 1797

My Dearest Friend

I received your Letters of April 1 [John to Abigail, 01 April 1797] and 3d. [John to Abigail, 03 April 1797] with the post Note, as well as a few lines of March 29 inclosing Thomas Letter. I will make all the dispatch I can, but I find no body to act for me. Mears and his wife will have any thing to do with the place. I have no body but Billings who can Execute when directed but he is not for you, what he was for Beals, tho as good as any Body I can find. I have hired a young man for one Month, but raw new Hands are not like those who are accustomed to Buisness.

Mr. Smith has engaged me 4 horses and a Good Driver, but He could not get him under two Hundred Dollors to carry me to New York. There I should suppose you might send on your Horses for me. I will give you information when I shall sit of. I am to receive my answer from Porter to day. If he fails me, I will order a vendue and sell off every thing and Let the place as I can to any Body who will take it. It seems as if all our own interest must be sacrificed.

I have thought that it would be a good opportunity to send by Mr. Murray the [No transcription available -- see page image] I have inclosed them to you. You will write; I will if I can get time but I am so presst, I know not which way to turn. Dr. Tufts waits.

Ever Ever Yours,
A. Adams

Cite web page as: Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 12 April 1797 [electronic edition]. Adams Family Papers: An Electronic Archive. Massachusetts Historical Society. http://www.masshist.org/digitaladams/
Original manuscript: Adams, Abigail. Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 12 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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