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Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 30 June 1778, draft [electronic edition]
... absence by a Recital of all your adventures, though methinks I would not have them in all respects too similar to those related of your venerable Colleague, Whose Mentor like appearance, age and philosiphy must certainly lead the polite scientific Ladies of France to suppose they are embraceing the God of Wisdom, in a Human Form, but I who own that I never yet wished an Angle whom I loved a Man ...
John Adams autobiography, part 2, "Travels, and Negotiations," 1777-1778, sheet 10 of 37 [electronic edition]
... should happen to be the Widow of our Great Ennemy who commanded a kind of Armada against Us, within my Memory: but I was not the less pleased with her Conversation for that. She appeared to be venerable for her Years, and several of her Observations at Table, full as I thought of bold, masculine and original Sense were translated to me. The House, Gardens, Library, Furniture, and Entertainment of ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 25 February 1794 [electronic edition]
... Philadelphia Feb. 25 1794 My dearest Friend Yesterday I received your kind Letter of the 14th and I thank you again for your unwearied Attention to my venerable Parent which critical Situation is never out of my Thoughts. I am quite easy on one account as I know that every tender Care will be employed by you, in concert with my Brother and his Family for her relief and ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 17 November 1794 [electronic edition]
... 's; all well. I hope to receive a Line to day, A Journal, or diurnal Register of farming would be very very refreshing, and entertaining. Oh the tedious solitude that awaits me, for 3 or 4 months, amidst the Strife, Smoke, Wealth, Luxury, Eloquence, Learning, Wit, and Wisdom of this proud City and our venerable Congress: To me, one Week of Domestic felicity and Rural Accomplishment, would be worth ...
John Adams autobiography, part 2, "Travels, and Negotiations," 1777-1778, sheet 12 of 37 [electronic edition]
... Travels April 12. 1778 He was of the illustrious House of Montmorency and with a large Company of Dukes and Dutchesses, in all the Pomp and Splendor of France. By this time, I began to catch the Sense, now and then of the Conversation in Society, but very imperfectly. A Conversation between the Prince de Tingry and My Colleagues I understood so well as to perceive that he was ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 1 August 1784 [electronic edition]
... Packet of the day after tomorrow if I can. If this is impossible, by the next. I must take Leave, here, and write to Paris and arrange my Household, as well as I can before I depart. But I will join you in London. Let your Son buy his Coach, and have every Thing ready, to depart for Dover, for I cannot Stay a Day in London. I must join my Colleagues in Paris without Loss of Time. Your ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 23 February 1794 [electronic edition]
... Afflicting News from home, I contented myself with paying my Respects to The President with the Senate but I thought it would not become me to be present at the Ball of a Saturday night, especially at a time when I could not get it out of my Thoughts that my venerable Parent might be closing her Eyes forever. The Senate has been several Days trying a contested Election of Mr. Gallatin, with their Doors ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 23 September 1778 [electronic edition]
... Passi September 23 1778 My dearest Friend A very idle, vain Conversation, at a Dinner, has produced you this Letter from a venerable old Lady, in this Neighbourhood, the Wife of Monsr. Grand the Banker. As the Subject was introduced, and according to the turn that the Conversation really took, there was not so much Vanity and Ostentation on my Part, as you will suspect from ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 7 February 1777 [electronic edition]
... Baltimore Feby: 7, 1777 I am at last after a great deal of Difficulty, settled in comfortable Quarters, but at an infinite Expence . . . . The Price I pay for my Board is more moderate than any other Gentlemen give, excepting my Colleagues, who are all in the same Quarters, and at the same Rates except Mr. H Hancock who keeps an House by himself. The Prices of Things here, are much ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 21 December 1795 [electronic edition]
... Mr. Rutledge would have any ill Effects at the southward. He says No by no means -- on the Contrary he is sure it will have a very good Effect. He adds he was rejoiced when he heard upon his Arrival that it was done, because it saved him and his Colleague from the Necessity of giving a disagreable Vote: but that they both came to Town with a determination to vote against the Appointment. He ...

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