Adams Family Correspondence, volume 5

John Thaxter to Abigail Adams

John Adams to Abigail Adams


This letter was written in Boston, probably at the home of Samuel Allyne Otis, where AA2 was apparently visiting (see AA2 to Elizabeth Cranch, ca. 27 Jan. , below). Its most probable date is either 18 or 25 Jan. (see AA2 to Elizabeth Cranch, ca. 11 Jan., above, note 1); the former seems more likely since in her letter of ca. 27 Jan. , below, AA2 tells Betsy that she should have replied to her “long ere this.”