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Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 19 May 1800


My dearest Friend

We reachd this place at half after six. We found the old inhabitants gone, the new inn keepers name Tombes, the people civil and obligeing, every thing very neat. Jackson drove very well, Farmer and Favorite lazy Traveller and Ceasar brisk. I am fully of the mind that a middle Size Horse travels with more ease to himself, and pleasure to the driver. We shall get on slowly. I had rather have the Horses want driving than be kicking and flowncing.

I hope you will be very carefull in your journey not to take cold. I must recommend the Warm Bath to you once or twice before you sit out on your journey. Not hot that will drive the Blood to the Head; but it clears the Skin and renders the perspiration free. I wish you a pleasent journey, and a speedy return to Your

A Adams


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Cite web page as: Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 19 May 1800 [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, 19 May 1800. 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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