Adams Family Correspondence, volume 2

Abigail Adams to Isaac Smith Jr.

James Lovell to Abigail Adams

John Adams to Abigail Adams, 3 November 1777 JA AA John Adams to Abigail Adams, 3 November 1777 Adams, John Adams, Abigail
John Adams to Abigail Adams
My dearest Friend York Town November 3. 1777

This Moment I received your favour of Octr. 6. by Mr. Niles.—I am as well as can be expected.

We have no News, but such as is old to you.

I congratulate you on the great and glorious Events in the northern Department. Congress have ordered a Thanksgiving, and have done great Honour to the Officers.1

We shall finish the Confederation in a few days.

RC (Adams Papers); docketed by JA in old age: “J.A. to A.A. Nov. 3. 1777.” The letter was written on a blank leaf torn from an earlier letter addressed to JA in an unidentified hand: “The Honble: Jo in Congress.”


See the Journal for 31 Oct., 1, 4 Nov. ( JCC , 9:851, 854–855, 861–862).