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30 December 1761 Cranch, Richard to Cranch, Mary Smith I was at Boston yesterday and saw your Brother who was well. I have but a moments notice of ... 4 October 1762 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail By the same Token that the Bearer hereofsatt up with you last night I hereby order you to ... 1 January 1762 — 31 December 1763 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have taken the best Advice, on the subject of your Billet, and I find you cannot compell ... 14 February 1763 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Accidents are often more Friendly to us, than our own Prudence.—I intended to have been at ... 16 March 1763 Adams, Abigail to Smith, Isaac Jr. Tis no small pleasure to me, to hear of the great proficioncy you have made in the French ... 20 April 1763 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Love sweetens Life, and Life sometimes destroys Love. Beauty is desirable and Deformity ... 11 August 1763 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John If I was sure your absence to day was occasioned, by what it generally is, either to wait ... 15 August 1763 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The Disappointment you mention was not intended, but quite accidental. A Gentleman, for whom ... 1 August 1763 — 31 August 1763 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Germantown is at a great Distance from Weymouth Meeting-House, you know; The No. of Yards ... 12 September 1763 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John You was pleas'd to say that the receipt of a letter from your Diana always gave you pleasure.... 1 January 1763 — 31 December 1764 Green, Hannah Storer to Adams, Abigail My inclinations, tho' not my Expectations were very much disapointed in not sending you a ... 20 February 1764 Green, Hannah Storer to Adams, John I think myself greatly indebted to you, for the honor you do my judgment, in refering so ... 2 April 1764 Adams, Abigail to Tufts, Cotton I should not have been unmindful of you, even tho you had not call'd upon me to exert myself.... 7 April 1764 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John How do you now? For my part, I feel much easier than I did an hour ago, My Unkle haveing ... 7 April 1764 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail For many Years past, I have not felt more serenely than I do this Evening. My Head is clear, ... 8 April 1764 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John If our wishes could have conveyed you to us, you would not have been absent to Day. Mr. ... 9 April 1764 Adams, John to Tufts, Cotton I have nothing to do at present but to play with my Pen. I have long thought with Horace in ... 9 April 1764 Adams, Abigail to Tufts, Cotton I suppose you have written to me, tho I have not received it, for Mr. Ayers left his pocket ... 11 April 1764 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The Room which I thought would have been an Hospital or a Musaeum, has really proved a Den ... 11 April 1764 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This is the last Opportunity I shall have to write you from Braintree for some Weeks. You ... 12 April 1764 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have Thoughts of sending you a Nest of Letters like a nest of Basketts; tho I suspect the ... 12 April 1764 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Here am I all alone, in my Chamber, a mere Nun I assure you, after professing myself thus ... 13 April 1764 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We arrived at Captn. Cunninghams, about Twelve O'Clock and sent our Compliments to Dr. ... 14 April 1764 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The Deacon and his Three Children are arrivd and the Operation has been performed, and all ... 15 April 1764 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Mr. Cranch informs me that Hones will go to Town tomorrow, and that I may not miss one ... 16 April 1764 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I think I write to you every Day. Shall not I make my Letters very cheep; don't you light ... 17 April 1764 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yours of April 15th. this moment received. I thank You for it—and for your offer of Milk, ... 18 April 1764 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Three of our Company, have now the Small Pox upon them, Wheat, Badger, and Elderkin. We have ... 19 April 1764 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Why my good Man, thou hast the curiosity of a Girl. Who could have believed that only a ... 19 April 1764 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, Abigail It was not forgetfulness, that prevented my writing. You must not ascribe to forgetfulness ... 26 April 1764 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Many have been the particular Reasons against my Writing for several days past, but one ... 30 April 1764 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Your Friendly Epistle reach'd me a fryday morning, it came like an Infernal Mesenger, thro ... 4 May 1764 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Returned from a Ramble in Town which began at 10 in the Morning. Dined with my Friend S. ... 4 May 1764 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Your desire that I would write every Opportunity is punctually observed by me, And I comply ... 7 May 1764 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I promised you, Sometime agone, a Catalogue of your Faults, Imperfections, Defects, or ... 8 May 1764 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This Morning received yours by Mr. Ayers. I can say nothing to the Contents at present, ... 9 May 1764 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Welcome, Welcome thrice welcome is Lysander to Braintree, but ten times more so would he be ... 30 September 1764 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have this Evening been to see the Girl.—What Girl? Pray, what Right have you to go after ... 4 October 1764 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I am much obliged to you for the care you have taken about help. I am very willing to submit ... 13 October 1764 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John When I wrote you by the Doctor I was in hopes that I should have been out the next day, but ... 14 July 1765 Adams, Abigail to Green, Hannah Storer How many months have passed away since I have either written or received a line from my Dear ... 29 June 1766 Adams, John to Cranch, Richard I have been determined, a long Time, to write you by the first Opportunity that should ... 15 July 1766 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith Tomorrow being Commencment, suppose this will not fail thro want of a conveyance. I ... 6 October 1766 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith I wrote to you a week ago, and sent my Letter part of the way, but like a bad penny it ... 13 October 1766 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith I heard to Day that the Doctor had a Letter from Mr. Cranch, and that he was still very Ill, ... 12 January 1767 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith Mr. Etter was so good as to come this morning and inform me that his Sons would go to Salem ... 15 January 1767 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail Your kind letter I receiv'd to day and am greatly rejoiced to hear you are all so well. I ... 31 January 1767 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith I have just returnd from Weymouth, where I have been for a week past. It seems lonesome ... 13 September 1767 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John The Doctor talks of Setting out tomorrow for New Braintree. I did not know but that he might ... 23 September 1767 Adams, John to Cranch, Richard I have but a few Moments, to congratulate you on the fresh Blessing to your Family.—Another ... 13 April 1768 Smith, Elizabeth (1750-1815) to Smith, Isaac Jr. I return you Dr. Smollet, the Modern Travels, and the Funeral Elegy: with thanks for the ... 29 June 1769 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I embrace with Joy, this Opportunity of writing you. Mr. Langdon, who is to be the Bearer, ... 1 July 1769 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We have lived thro the Heat, and Toil, and Confusion of this Week. We have tried three of ... 4 January 1770 Adams, Abigail to Smith, Isaac Jr. I Congratulate you upon the fine weather we have had since your absence; if it has been as ... 21 February 1771 Smith, Isaac Jr. to Adams, Abigail Your kindness to me in a former absence, requires some acknowledgment in this. I write to ... 21 February 1771 Smith, Isaac Jr. to Adams, John I have very little of a political, or of any other kind of entertainment to give you. Yet I ... 11 April 1771 Adams, John to Smith, Isaac Jr. Three Days since I received your obliging Favour of February 21st. for which I thank you. ... 20 April 1771 Adams, Abigail to Smith, Isaac Jr. I write you, not from the Noisy Buisy Town, but from my humble Cottage in Braintree, where I ... 3 September 1771 Smith, Isaac Jr. to Adams, John I have just returned from an agreable excursion, in the course of which I had the pleasure ... 17 September 1771 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail There is no Business here—And I presume as little at Braintree. The Pause in the English ... 1 January 1771 — 31 December 1771 Adams, John to Smith, Isaac Jr. P.S. There is another Gentleman whose History and Character I want to know more of, than I ... 1 May 1772 — 31 May 1772 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I take an opportunity by Mr. Kent, to let you know that I am at Plymouth, and pretty well. ... 16 July 1773 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis The kind reception I met with at your House, and the Hospitality with which you entertained ... 25 July 1773 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail I shall pass over in silence the Complementary introduction to your Letter, not because ... 5 December 1773 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis Do not my Worthy Friend tax me with either Breach of promise; or neglect towards you, the ... 30 December 1773 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Alass! How many snow banks devide thee and me and my warmest wishes to see thee will not ... 1 January 1773 — 31 December 1773 Adams, John Quincy to Cranch, Elizabeth i thank you for your last letter i have have had it in my mind to write to you this long ... 19 January 1774 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail I sincerely Congratulate my much Esteemed friend on the Restoration of the invaluable ... 8 February 1774 Smith, Elizabeth (1750-1815) to Adams, Abigail When I cast my Eyes backward; and take a general survey, of the great alterations which have ... 24 February 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I was very glad to receive a Line from you, by Mr. French, tho the Account you give me of ... 27 February 1774 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis Your agreable favour of January 19 demands from me more than I am able to pay. My coin will ...

Enclosure GroupMercy Otis Warren to Abigail Adams, with a Poem on the Boston Tea Party

7 March 1774 Smith, Elizabeth (1750-1815) to Adams, Abigail I had written to the Deacon before I had received Yours, wherein I have your Sanction for ... 12 May 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I am extreamly afflicted with the Relation your Father gave me, of the Return of your ... 17 May 1774 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, John Mr. Warren being prevented by many Avocations from writing this Morning, has put the pen ... 23 June 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I had a tollerable Journey hither, but my Horse trotted too hard. I miss my own Mare—however ... 29 June 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The Prophet of York has not prophecy'd in vain. There is in this Town and County a ... 29 June 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This is the second day of the Term at York: very little Business--very hot weather. My ... 29 June 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have a great Deal of Leisure, which I chiefly employ in Scribbling, that my Mind may not ... 30 June 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have nothing to do here, but to take the Air, enquire for News, talk Politicks and write ... 30 June 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have had a Curiosity to examine what could have been the Cause of Parson Lymans Affection ... 1 July 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I am so idle, that I have not an easy Moment, without my Pen in my Hand. My Time might have ... 2 July 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have concluded, to mount my Horse, tomorrow Morning at four, and ride to Wells to hear my ... 3 July 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Mr. Winthrop, Mr. Quincy and I came this Morning from York, before Breakfast, 15 Miles, in ... 5 July 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I cant be easy without my Pen in my Hand, yet I know not what to write. ... 6 July 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Mobs are the trite Topick of Declamation and Invective, among all the ministerial People, ... 6 July 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Our Justice Hutchinson is eternally giving his Political Hints. In a Cause, this Morning, ... 7 July 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Have you seen a List of the Addressers of the late Governor? There is one abroad, with the ... 9 July 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I never enjoyed better Health in any of my Journeys, but this has been the most tedious, the ... 16 July 1774 Palmer, Elizabeth to Adams, Abigail I have this moment finished Copying The manuscript you was kind enough to Lend me, and must ... 9 August 1774 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail I Returned yesterday from a Visit to my Venerable Father, and on our arival at our own ... 15 August 1774 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I know not where this will find you whether upon the road, or at Phylidelphia, but ... 19 August 1774 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John The great distance between us, makes the time appear very long to me. It seems already a ... 20 August 1774 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail I thank you my dear Sister for all your kind offers. I have not been able yet to get Miss ... 28 August 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I received your kind Letter, at New York, and it is not easy for you to imagine the Pleasure ... 2 September 1774 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I am very impatient to receive a letter from you. You indulged me so much in that Way in ... 3 September 1774 Tudor, William to Adams, Abigail You may depend on my giving your Letter to Capt. Marston who sets out for Philadelphia on ... 8 September 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail When or where this Letter will find you, I know not. In what Scenes of Distress and Terror, ... 14 September 1774 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Five Weeks have past and not one line have I received. I had rather give a dollar for a ... 14 September 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have written but once to you since I left you. This is to be imputed to a Variety of ... 16 September 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Having a Leisure Moment, while the Congress is assembling, I gladly embrace it to write you ... 18 September 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I received your very agreable Letter, by Mr. Marston, and have received two others, which ... 18 September 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail In your last you inquire tenderly after my Health, and how we found the People upon our ... 18 September 1774 Adams, John to Cranch, Richard I thank you most kindly for your obliging Letter. And beg the Continuance of your ... 19 September 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) I have received your pretty Letter, and it has given me a great deal of Pleasure, both as it ... 20 September 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I am very well yet:—write to me as often as you can, and send your Letters to the Office in ... 22 September 1774 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I have just returnd from a visit to my Brother, with my Father who carried me there the day ... 25 September 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I would not loose the Opportunity of writing to you—tho I must be short. ... 29 September 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Sitting down to write to you, is a Scene almost too tender for my State of Nerves. It calls ... 7 October 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I thank you for all your kind favours. I wish I could write to you, much oftener than I do. ... 9 October 1774 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I am wearied to Death with the Life I lead. The Business of the Congress is tedious, beyond ... 13 October 1774 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John I have been trying ever since you went away to learn to write you a Letter. I shall make ... 14 October 1774 Smith, Elizabeth (1750-1815) to Adams, John I have (my Dear Brother) been more than entertained by perusing a number of your Letters to ... 15 October 1774 Adams, Abigail to Tudor, William I received your very obliging Letter and thank you for the early intelligence of your ... 15 October 1774 Cranch, Mary Smith to Smith, Isaac Jr. It has been with inexpressable pleasure that I have beheld you usher'd into the world with ... 16 October 1774 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I dare not express to you at 300 hundred miles distance how ardently I long for your return. ... 20 October 1774 Smith, Isaac Jr. to Cranch, Mary Smith If it was possible to tell you, my dear Mrs. Cranch, how much I think myself obliged to you, ... 1 January 1774 — 31 December 1774 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith I was yesterday at Weymouth where I received your Letter, and the saffron risbands &c. I ... 1 January 1774 — 31 December 1774 Adams, Abigail to Macaulay, Catharine Sawbridge In the last Letter which Mr. Adams had the honour to receive from you, you express a Desire ... 25 January 1775 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis I wrote you last Sabbeth evening in a good deal of pertubation of Spirits. I fear I did ... 28 January 1775 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail I think myself Doubly obligated to my amiable Friend that she has for once Layed aside that ... 3 February 1775 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis The die is cast. Yesterday brought us such a Speach from the Throne as will stain with ... 25 February 1775 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail I had the pleasure of hearing Yesterday by a transient person that my much Esteemed friend ... 30 April 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I arrived here, last Evening, and have attended Mr. Strongs Meeting all this Day. I rode ... 30 April 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail New York has appointed an ample Representation in our Congress, and have appointed a ... 2 May 1775 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis What a scene has opened upon us since I had the favour of your last! Such a scene as we ... 2 May 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Our Hearts are bleeding for the poor People of Boston. What will, or can be done for them I ... 2 May 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Mr. Eliot of Fairfield, is this Moment arrived in his Way to Boston. He read us a Letter ... 4 May 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I have but little news to write you. Every thing of that kind you will learn by a more ... 7 May 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I received by the Deacon two Letters from you this Day from Hartford. I feel a recruit of ... 8 May 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have an opportunity by Captn. Beale, to write you a Line. We all arrived last Night in ... 13 May 1775 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Joseph A Brother of Mr. Adams'es who has been a Captain of a Company in this Town, is desirous of ... 14 May 1775 Paine, Eunice to Adams, Abigail I am indeed the Silvia, the once favored correspondent of Diana; But I am Silvia without my ... 15 May 1775 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail Though I am very unwell scarce able to set up long Enough to write, yet I must let my dear ... 22 May 1775 Adams, Abigail to Dilly, Edward Just before Mr. Adams set off upon his journey to Philadelphia he had the pleasure of ... 24 May 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Suppose you have had a formidable account of the alarm we had last Sunday morning. When I ... 26 May 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I embrace an Opportunity by two young Gentlemen from Maryland to write you a Line, on friend ... 29 May 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Our amiable Friend Hancock, who by the Way is our President, is to send his Servant, ... 2 June 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I had Yesterday the Pleasure of two Letters from you, by Dr. Church. We had been so long ... 3 June 1775 Adams, Abigail to Paine, Eunice So good an opportunity offering, tho I had not wrote before I have detaind the Bearer, just ... 4 June 1775 Paine, Eunice to Adams, Abigail Yours received last Evening deserves my Early acknowledgment; as a token of your Love, it ... 6 June 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have received yours of 24th. May and a Copy of your Letter to Mr. Dilly, and one Letter ... 7 June 1775 Adams, John to Smith, Isaac Sr. Two days ago, I was very agreably surprized by a Letter from you, which was acceptable both ... 10 June 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Dr. Church returns to Day, and with smarting Eyes, I must write a few Lines to you. I never ... 10 June 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Dr. Church has given me a Lotion, which has helped my Eyes so much that I hope you will hear ... 11 June 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have been this Morning to hear Mr. Duffil, a Preacher in this City whose Principles, ... 16 June 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I set down to write to you a monday, but really could not compose myself sufficently: the ... 16 June 1775 Adams, Abigail to Bowdoin, James I have the Pleasure of acquainting you that I last Evening recieved Letters from Mr. Adams, ... 16 June 1775 Nicolson, Mary to Adams, Abigail I hoped long ere now to have Been at Braintree, but evry circumstance has hitherto been ... 18 June 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John The Day; perhaps the decisive Day is come on which the fate of America depends. My bursting ... 18 June 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This Letter, I presume, will go by the brave and amiable General Washington. ... 22 June 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I received yours of june 10, for which I thank you. I want you to be more perticuliar. Does ... 23 June 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have this Morning been out of Town to accompany our Generals Washington, Lee, and ... 24 June 1775 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John Long before this will reach you, you will have an Account of the Action, att Charlestown, in ... 25 June 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John My Father has been more affected with the distruction of Charlstown, than with any thing ... 28 June 1775 Thaxter, John to Adams, John One of the many brave and gallant Actions that have graced our Arms, I take the Liberty of ... 3 July 1775 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, John You have no Doubt long before this heard of the unhappy Fate of Charlestown, its Destruction ... 4 July 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This Letter is to go by my worthy Friend Mr. Stephen Collins of this City. This Gentleman is ... 5 July 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I have received a good deal of paper from you; I wish it had been more coverd; the writing ... 7 July 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have received your very agreable Favours of June 22d. and 25th. They contain more ... 12 July 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I have met with some abuse and very Ill treatment. I want you for my protector and justifier.... 16 July 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I have this afternoon had the pleasure of receiving your Letter by your Friends Mr. Collins ... 17 July 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail About five O Clock this Morning, I went with young Dr. Bond at his Invitation and in his ... 23 July 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail You have more than once in your Letters mentioned Dr. Franklin, and in one intimated a ... 23 July 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Have only Time to send by this Opportunity a Token of Remembrance. The Fast was observed ... 24 July 1775 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis I have been hoping every day since I received your obliging favour to get time to thank you ... 24 July 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail IT is now almost three Months since I left you, in every Part of which my Anxiety about you ... 24 July 1775 Cranch, Richard to Adams, John Sister Adams informs me that you complain that your Friends this way neglect writing to you. ... 25 July 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I received yours of July 7 for which I heartily thank you, it was the longest and best ... 25 July 1775 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, John Since my last to you, nothing very important has occurd. The Skirmish near Long Island, You ... 26 July 1775 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John I forgot in my last epistle, to desire you to speak to the Phila. printer's of the News ... 28 July 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Your two last Letters had very different Effects. The long one gave me vast Satisfaction. It ... 30 July 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This Letter is intended to go by my Friend Mr. William Barrell, whom I believe you have seen ... 31 July 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I do not feel easy more than two days together without writing to you. If you abound you ... 10 August 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Tis with a sad Heart I take my pen to write to you because I must be the bearer of what will ... 18 August 1775 Green, Hannah Storer to Adams, Abigail A serious truth this, which daily observation teaches, and experience convinces us of; for ... 26 August 1775 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail I know my dear friend Mrs. Adams will be Glad to hear Her friend is in Better Health than ... 27 August 1775 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis It was with pleasure I received a line from my Friend to day informing me of her better ... 8 September 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Since you left me I have passed thro great distress both of Body and mind; and whether ... 17 September 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I set myself down to write with a Heart depressed with the Melancholy Scenes arround me. My ... 17 September 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This is the first Time, that I have attempted to write, since I left you. I arrived here in ... 21 September 1775 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail As soon as the Letter of my Beloved friend reached my Hand, I immediately set down to ... 22 September 1775 Green, Hannah Storer to Cranch, Mary Smith I suppose you have received a Letter from me which upon recol­lection, I'm sensible, bears ... 23 September 1775 Hawley, Joseph to Adams, Abigail The Publick have great Need of two Vols. of Mr. Adams English Statutes at large. The edition ... 25 September 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I set down with a heavy Heart to write to you. I have had no other since you left me. Woe ... 26 September 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have not written the usual Compliment of Letters since I left Braintree; nor have I ... 27 September 1775 Warren, James to Adams, Abigail I Received yours last Evening. Att the same time that I feel a Joy on the happy recovery of ... 29 September 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I received your kind favour of the 17. It was a Cordial to my dejected Heart to see and hear ... 1 October 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Have pitty upon me, have pitty upon me o! thou my beloved for the Hand of God presseth me ... 1 October 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This Morning, I received your two Letters of September 8th. and September 16th.—What shall I ... 2 October 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Every Thing here is in as good a Way as I could wish, considering the Temper and Designs of ... 4 October 1775 Thaxter, John to Adams, John Since your absence your family has been visited with such a scene of sickness, as, I believe ... 6 October 1775 UNKNOWN Last Sabbath departed this Life universally lamented Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, the amiable and ... 7 October 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yesterday, by the Post, I received yours of Septr. 25th., and it renewed a Grief and ... 9 October 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I have not been composed enough to write you since Last Sabbeth when in the bitterness of my ... 10 October 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I am much concerned least you should feel an Addition to your Anxieties, from your having so ... 13 October 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I this day received yours of the 29 of September, and the 1st. of October. ... 19 October 1775 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis I thank my Friends for their kind remembrance of me last week, the Letter enclosed was dated ... 19 October 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail It is some Time since I wrote you, and I have nothing, now, to write but Repetitions of ... 20 October 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) I condole with you, most sincerely, for the loss of your most worthy grandmamma. I know you ... 20 October 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Thomas Boylston I have suffered a great deal of Anxiety on your Account, having heard of your severe ... 21 October 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Tis ten Days since I have wrote you a line; I have received one Letter since dated 27 of ... 21 October 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This Letter will go by two Gentlemen, who are travelling to your Country, for the Sake of ... 22 October 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Mr. Lorthorp call'd here this Evening and brought me yours of the 1 of October a day which ... 23 October 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yesterday yours of Octr. 9th. came to Hand. Your Letters never failed to give me ... 25 October 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I have been highly favourd this week past. No less than 5 Letters I have received from you. ... 28 October 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The Fall of Dr. Church, has given me many disagreable Reflections, as it places human Nature ... 29 October 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I cannot exclude from my Mind your melancholly Situation. The Griefs of your Father and ... 29 October 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Human nature with all its infirmities and depravation is still capable of great things. It ... 29 October 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail There is, in the human Breast, a social Affection, which extends to our whole Species. ... 4 November 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Have but Yesterday received yours of Octr. 21. ... 5 November 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I have been prevented writing you for more than a Week past by a Whitlow upon the fore ... 5 November 1775 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis I hope the Historick page will increase to a volume. Tis this hope that has kept me from ... 12 November 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I received yours of October 23. I want to hear from you every day, and I always feel sorrow ... 12 November 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I am often afraid you will think it hard that I dont write oftener to you. But it is really ... 15 November 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This I suppose will go by Mr. James Bowdoin who has just arrived here from London. He has ... 18 November 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Your kind Letter of the 5th. Inst. came to Hand yesterday by Captain McPherson. I admire ... 27 November 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Tis a fortnight to Night since I wrote you a line during which, I have been confined with ... 3 December 1775 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yours of Novr. 12 is before me. I wish I could write you every day, more than once, for ... 5 December 1775 Smith, Isaac Jr. to Smith, Rev. William The present opportunity appears to me so convenient for writing to you, that I cannot avoid ... 10 December 1775 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I received your obliging favour by Mrs. Morgan, with the papers, and the other articles you ... 11 December 1775 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail My Dear Mrs. Adams has Disappointed Me so often that I think I will no more promise myself ... 2 January 1776 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John I wrote you sometime Ago, desireing you to inquire of the So. Carolina Gentlemen whether ... 19 January 1776 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John I had wrote you several posts before my hearing you was returned. I should be very glad if ... 24 January 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I am determined not to commit a fault which escaped me, the last Time I sat out for the ... 7 February 1776 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail Just Come to hand is A Letter from my very Worthy Friend who I suppose is by this time ... 11 February 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Here I am again. Arrived last Thursday, in good Health, altho I had a cold Journey. The ... 13 February 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Lee is at York, and We have requested a Battalion of Philadelphian Associators, together ... 18 February 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I sent you from New York a Pamphlet intituled Common Sense, written in Vindication of ... 21 February 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Tis a month this day since you left me, and this is the first time I have taken my pen to ... 2 March 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I was greatly rejoiced at the return of your servant to find you had safely arrived, and ... 8 March 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yesterday by Major Osgood I had the Pleasure of a Letter from Mr. Palmer, in which he kindly ... 16 March 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I last Evening Received yours of March 8. I must confess my self in fault that I did not ... 17 March 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Our worthy Friend Frank Dana arrived here last Evening from N. York, to which Place he came ... 19 March 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yesterday I had the long expected and much wish'd Pleasure of a Letter from you, of various ... 22 March 1776 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John You will by this itts likely have heard, of the departure of the Troops from Boston. I went ... 27 March 1776 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John Sir I wrote you by last, to which refer you. I beleive the brigantine of Mr. Gearey is ... 29 March 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I give you Joy of Boston and Charlestown, once more the Habitations of Americans. Am waiting ... 29 March 1776 Adams, John to Tufts, Cotton We are impatiently waiting for Intelligence of further Particulars from Boston. We have only ... 30 March 1776 Adams, John to Quincy, Norton The Acquisition of Boston, and its Harbour is of such vast Importance to the Province of ... 31 March 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I wish you would ever write me a Letter half as long as I write you; and tell me if you may ... 4 April 1776 Adams, Peter Boylston to Adams, John So far Sincable of my duty to Comply with your Dissier to write to you I now Take my pen in ... 6 April 1776 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John I wrote you a post or two Ago, of being informd Mr. Gearey had wrote his brother to procure ... 7 April 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I Received two Letters from you this week one of the 13 and the other the 19 of March. I ... 12 April 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Inclose a few Sheets of Paper, and will send more as fast as Opportunities present. ... 13 April 1776 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis I Received a few lines from you more than a week ago, and determined to have replied ... 14 April 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I have misst my Good Friend Col. Warren from Watertown in the conveyance of my Letters; you ... 14 April 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail You justly complain of my short Letters, but the critical State of Things and the ... 15 April 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I send you every News Paper, that comes out, and I send you now and then a few sheets of ... 17 April 1776 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail If my dear friend Required only a very Long Letter to make it agreable I Could Easily ... 18 April 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I cannot omit so good an opportunity as offers by Mr. Church of telling you that we are all ... 18 April 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) I cannot recollect the tenderness and dutiful affection you expressed for me, just before my ... 18 April 1776 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy I thank you for your agreable Letter of the Twenty fourth of March. ... 21 April 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I have to acknowledg the Recept of a very few lines dated the 12 of April. You make no ... 23 April 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This is St. Georges Day, a Festival celebrated by the English, as Saint Patricks is by the ... 26 April 1776 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, John Soon after the Removal of our Enemies from Boston, I sat myself down to write You the ... 27 April 1776 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis I set myself down to comply with my Friends request, who I think seem's rather low spiritted.... 28 April 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yesterday, I received two Letters from you from the 7th. to the 14. of April. I believe I ... 7 May 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John How many are the solitary hours I spend, ruminating upon the past, and anticipating the ... 8 May 1776 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis Mr. Morton has given me great pleasure this morning by acquainting me with the appointment ... 9 May 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I this day Received yours of the 20 of April accompanied with a Letter upon Goverment. Upon ... 12 May 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yours of April 21. came to Hand yesterday. I send you regularly every Newspaper, and write ... 14 May 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I set down to write you a Letter wholy Domestick without one word of politicks or any thing ... 14 May 1776 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John I received last post a letter from Mr. Morris with referance to the fish I wrote to you ... 15 May 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Mr. Church setts off, tomorrow Morning. I have sent this Morning by Mr. William Winthrop, ... 17 May 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have this Morning heard Mr. Duffil upon the Signs of the Times. He run a Parrallell ... 22 May 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail When a Man is seated, in the Midst of forty People some of whom are talking, and others ... 22 May 1776 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John Your esteemed favors of the 29th. Ulto. and 6th Inst. now before and in Answer say I shall ... 27 May 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John What can be the reason I have not heard from you since the 20 of April, and now tis the 27 ... 27 May 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have three of your Favours, before me—one of May 7., another of May 9. and a third of May ... 27 May 1776 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail My dear Mrs. Adams will undoubtedly Wonder that she has not heard from me since I Left ... 1 January 1776 — 31 January 1776 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis Our Country is as it were a Secondary God, and the first and greatest parent. It is to be ...

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