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Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 13 December 1788 [electronic edition]
... written three times before but have very little to entertain you with politicks are confined much to New york the papers of which give us but little information and winter leaves us very little Scope for Farming or Husbandry. Col. Smith has a fine poultry yard consisting of Turkeys Geese fowls ducks in abundance a pair of very good Horses and two cows two pointers and two water dogs the Island ...
John Adams diary 12, 30 December 1765 - 20 January 1766 [electronic edition]
... never before seen in America. -- I wish they mayn't be disappointed. THURDSDAY. JANY. 16TH. 1766. Dined at Mr. Nick Boylstones, with the two Mr. Boylstones, two Mr. Smiths, Mr. Hallowel and the Ladies. An elegant Dinner indeed! Went over the House to view the Furniture, which alone cost a thousand Pounds sterling. A Seat it is for a noble Man, a Prince. The Turkey Carpets, the ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 1 January 1799 [electronic edition]
... Wife, was too studious and addicted to scribbing to talk much to me when she was here. Our People grow amazingly fearless and valiant in Proportion as they hear the English beat the French: and that formiable Combinations are forming against them by Turkey, Russia, Austria and England. I dont like this bravery which grows in Proportion as Danger appears to lessen. I like that ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 22 March 1797 [electronic edition]
... heard of. I would not have one of them for any Consideration. There is not a Carpet nor a Curtain, nor a Glass nor Linnen nor China nor any Thing. Dont expose this Picture. This morning I received your favours of March 12 and 13th. I am highly pleased with your Criticisms and Observations on my Adieus to the Senate, their Answer and my Reply. Before now you have a long Speech, which I hope ...
John Adams autobiography, part 3, "Peace," 1779-1780, sheet 6 of 18 [electronic edition]
... of the Fleet in all the Luxury of the French Navy. A very fine Turkey was brought upon Table, among every Thing else that Land or Sea or Air could furnish. One of the Captains, as soon as he saw it, observed that he never saw one of those Birds on a Table but it excited in him a deep regret for the Abolition of that order of Ecclesiasticks the Jesuits to whom We were he said, indebted for so ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 24 September 1782 [electronic edition]
... all their Exertions. We read in the Gazettes of Motions in Poland, and upon the Frontiers of Turkey and Russia, but I dont see a Probability of a War breaking out. If there should, I dont see how it can hurt Us. The English however seem to flatter themselves with Hopes, that by persevering, they may give an Opportunity to Time to ripen into Existence, conjunctures, now only in Embrio ...
Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 8 - 10 September 1775 [electronic edition]
... conveyance be kind eno to send me 1 oz. of turkey Rhubub, the root, and to procure me 1 quarter lb. of nutmegs for which here I used to give 2.8 Lawful, 1 oz. cloves, a of cinnamon. You may send me only a few of the nutmegs till Bass returns. I should be glad of 1 oz. of Indian root. So much sickness has occasiond a scarcity of Medicine. Distroy this. Such a doleful tale it contains can give no ...
Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 16 January 1795 [electronic edition]
... he cannot help connecting plumb pudding, Roast Turkey and Minced Pye. He cannot give thanks upon Eggs and fish. It will always be thanksgiving Day to me, come at what time you will. It would be doubly so could I hear from our Sons. When you return I believe you must spend a day or two with Mrs Smith. She seems to be hurt that you pass on so rapidly and do not afford her a little more Time ...
Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 29 July 1776 [electronic edition]
... , and when we cannot walk we must ride, and if we can neither walk nor ride, we must be led. We sleep with windows open all Night, and Lay upon the Carpet or Straw Beds, Mattrass or any thing hard, abstain from Spirit, Salt and fats, fruit we Eat, all we can get, and those who like vegetables unseasond may Eat them, but that is not I. -- This doubtfull Buisness is very dissagreable as it will ...
Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 26 May 1789 [electronic edition]
... Braintree May 26 1789 My dearest Friend I hope Barnard has arrived with the things which I sent by him. If there is any person in the House they had better be sent immediately to it there to lie untill I arrive. On the Recept of your Letter May 3d I sent directly to Town and finding Barnard almost ready to Sail I got him to take as many things as I could get ready. They are carpets ...

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