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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 16 January 1799


My Dearest Friend

Yesterday, Tuesday when the Levee Room began to be thin Brisler came running in, with the delightful Sounds "Sir,Mr. Adams is up Stairs." I was not long in mounting the escalier and had the high Pleasure of embrasing my dear son Thomas after an Absence of four Years and an half. We had a very happy Evening and he has had a real nights rest after the fatigues of his Passage and Journey. He seems in good health and is very little Altered in stature, shape or Feature. His Mind is well stored with Ideas and his Conversation entertaining. This Evening he goes with me to the Ball. I had rather spend it with him at home.

Inclosed is a beautiful Morcell from the Minister, Worth Gold. It is the best elucidation of the Character of the K. of Prussia that I have ever seen.

Louisa I wish you were here to dance to night. I dont wish for your Aunt because one such Evening would kill her.

J.A.


Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 16 January 1799 [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, 16 January 1799. 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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