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Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 4 May 1797

My Dearest Friend

We reachd here last night and expect to get to East Chester to dine. Brisler will proceed on to N York and to Philadelphia as soon as possible. I have furnishd him with Money to pay for his carriage and Horses but this dissables me, from paying for my own, which otherways I could have done. So that I cannot leave N York untill I receive from you the Sum I requested you to send me. When I get to East Chester I shall send in to N York to see if I have any Letter there. The Roads are so Bad, and the Rains so heavy since we left Home, that I do not expect to get on to Muckeleroys untill Wednesday noon. Brisler thinks he can get me Horses upon a better [illegible] , than these will proceed with. I have directed him to try, and I am to have word from him to morrow. I shall leave N York on Monday morning.

With sincere desire to meet you soon in good Health

I am ever Yours,
A Adams

Cite web page as: Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 4 May 1797 [electronic edition]. Adams Family Papers: An Electronic Archive. Massachusetts Historical Society.
Original manuscript: Adams, Abigail. Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 4 May 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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