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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 4 May 1796


[This letter has been redated 4 May 1797 by the Adams Papers editors based on internal evidence. ]

My dearest Friend

If you Set off on Thursday, I can hardly expect you to arrive at New York in Six days.

I had determined to send my Horses for You to Paulus Hook, but my Coachman was taken Sick two days ago with a bilious Cholic, and tho better is utterly unable to go. You must come on there with your hired Horses. If I could know when you would be at Bristol, I would meet you if I could.

Inclosed 150 dollars for Brisler as you desired. We are endeavouring to prepare for You as well as We can. But the Article of Expence is so astonishing that I find myself more pinched, than even a Harvard Vice President.

Adieu.

Mrs A.



Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 4 May 1796 [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, 4 May 1796. 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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