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Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 8 February 1799


My Dearest Friend

I have received your Letters of the 24 and 28 of Jan'ry. If you continue in the use of so many learned words you must send a dictionary explanatory of them.

When you talk of your solitude I fully comprehend that, and commisirate you in it. I hope you have not sleepless Nights added to your other torments.

I cannot reconcile myself to the Idea of Thomas's setling in Philadelphia. I shall try to prevail with him to relinquish it. It will take him time here, but I do not doubt but he may get into Buisness with patience and perseverence. He has not yet reachd Quincy.

Affectionatly Your
A Adams


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Cite web page as: Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 8 February 1799 [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, 8 February 1799. 2 pages. Original manuscript from the Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
Source of transcription: Adams Papers Editorial Project. Unverified transcriptions.
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