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Adams Family Correspondence, Volume 2

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1 June 1776 Adams, John to Smith, Isaac Sr. Your favours of May 14. and 22d. are now before me. The first I shewed to Mr. Morris, as ... 2 June 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yesterday I dined with Captain Richards, the Gentleman who made me the present of the brass ... 3 June 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I received by Mr. Church a few lines from you; I wish to hear from you every opportunity tho ... 3 June 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The last Evening, Mess. Adams, Paine and Gerry and my self, by Agreement waited on the ... 9 June 1776 Adams, Zabdiel to Adams, John Having a very Convenient opportunity of Conveying a Line to you, by the Revd. Mr. Whitney ... 15 June 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Peter Boylston I have an Account of the Politicks of the Town of Braintree; but it is an imperfect one. I ... 15 June 1776 Palmer, Mary to Adams, John You will wonder at recieving a Letter from one who is very far from being Sufficiently ... 16 June 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yesterday was to me a lucky Day, as it brought me two Letters from you, one dated May 27. ... 17 June 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I this day Received by the Hands of our Worthy Friend a large packet, which has refreshed ... 17 June 1776 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, John Our vast Extent of Territory requires a great Land Forrce to defend it. The Spirit of ... 21 June 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Zabdiel Your Favour of the Ninth of this Month was delivered to me, Yesterday by Mr. Whitney, whose ... 23 June 1776 Adams, John to Tufts, Cotton It is with Shame, and Confusion of Face, that I acknowledge that your agreable Favour of ... 26 June 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have written so seldom to you, that I am really grieved at the Recollection. I wrote you, ... 30 June 1776 Adams, John to Tufts, Cotton Your Favour of the 17th. I received by Yesterdays Post. Am much obliged, to you for your ... 3 July 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Your Favour of June 17. dated at Plymouth, was handed me, by Yesterdays Post. I was much ... 3 July 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Had a Declaration of Independency been made seven Months ago, it would have been attended ... 3 July 1776 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail A Lame Hand still prevents me the free use of Either the Nedle or the pen. Yet I take up the ... 5 July 1776 Adams, John to Palmer, Mary Your Favour of June 15. 1776 was handed to me, by the last Post. . . . I hold myself much ... 5 July 1776 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, John I wrote to You about the 17 or 18th. of last Month which suppose You have received. ... 7 July 1776 Adams, Abigail to Thaxter, John As you have always expressd a desire to have the small pox with my family I write to let you ... 7 July 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have this Moment folded up a Magazine, and an Evening Post and sent it off, by an Express, ... 7 July 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail It is worth the while of a Person, obliged to write as much as I do, to consider the ... 8 July 1776 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John You will hear by this Conveyance, itts probable that the small pox is likely to spread here ... 10 July 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail You will see by the Newspapers, which I from time to time inclose, with what Rapidity, the ... 11 July 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail You seem to be situated in the Place of greatest Tranquility and Security, of any upon the ... 13 July 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I must begin with apoligising to you for not writing since the 17 of June. I have really had ... 15 July 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail My very deserving Friend, Mr. Gerry, setts off, tomorrow, for Boston, worn out of Health, by ...

Enclosure GroupJohn Adams to Abigail Adams, with Enclosure

17 July 1776 Adams, John to Smith, Isaac Sr. Your Letter of the Eighth contains Intelligence of an interesting Nature to the Public as ... 20 July 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I cannot omit the Opportunity of writing you, a Line, by this Post. This Letter will I ... 20 July 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This has been a dull day to me: I waited the Arrival of the Post with much Solicitude and ... 20 July 1776 Adams, John to Tufts, Cotton Yours of July 5th. never reached me, till this Morning. I greatly regret its delay. But that ... 21 July 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I have no doubt but that my dearest Friend is anxious to know how his Portia does, and his ... 22 July 1776 Cranch, Richard to Adams, John Those that are dearest to you are here, under Inocolation. Charles was Inocolated with me on ... 23 July 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This Mornings Post brought me yours of July 13 and 14 and has relieved me from an huge Load ... 24 July 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John First part of text missing. ... 25 July 1776 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, John Yours of the 30th. of June came safe to Hand. A particular Answer to Your several Queries, ... 27 July 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Disappointed again.—The Post brought me no Letter from you, which I dont wonder at much, nor ... 27 July 1776 Rice, Nathan to Adams, Abigail When I reflect on that Tranquil State, and agreable Scituation which I was in, while I had ... 29 July 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I write you now, thanks be to Heaven, free from paine, in Good Spirits, but weak and feeble. ... 29 July 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail How are you all this Morning? Sick, weak, faint, in Pain; or pretty well recovered? By this ... 30 July 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I wrote you by the post, but as Capt. Cuznow Cazneau goes to morrow perhaps this may reach ... 30 July 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This is one of my fortunate days. The Post brought me, a Letter from you and another from my ... 1 August 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I wrote you by Capt. Cazneau a wedensday, but as the post will go to day I will not omit ... 2 August 1776 Adams, John to Cranch, Richard I received your Favour of 22 July, by last Tuesdays post. I thank you for the Trouble you ... 3 August 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The Post was later than usual to day, so that I had not yours of July 24 till this Evening. ... 4 August 1776 Palmer, Mary to Adams, John I had the honour of your Letter of the 5th July above a fortnight ago, and should much ... 5 August 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I this Evening Received Your two Letters of july 10 and 11, and last Evening the Post ... 6 August 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yours of 29 July came by this days Post, and made me very happy. Nabby, Charles, and Tommy, ... 6 August 1776 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, John Last Week I received Yours of July the 20th. also Dr. Rushs Letter on Inoculation for which ... 10 August 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yours of 30. and 31 July was brought me, to day, by Captain Cazneau. I am happy to think ... 11 August 1776 Rice, Nathan to Adams, Abigail Inclosd I send you a Copy of General Carltons Orders of the 7th. Instant, which we received ... 12 August 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Yours 30 of July reachd me by Saturdays post, and found me with Johnny and Tommy quite ... 12 August 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Mr. A. setts off, to day, if the Rain should not prevent him, with Coll. Whipple of ... 12 August 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Mr. A. and Coll. Whipple, are at length gone. Coll. Tudor went off with them. They went ... 13 August 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Geography is a Branch of Knowledge, not only very usefull, but absolutely necessary, to ... 14 August 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Mr. Smith call'd upon me to day and told me he should set out tomorrow for Philadelphia, ... 14 August 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I wrote you to day by Mr. Smith but as I suppose this will reach you sooner, I omitted ... 14 August 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This is the Anniversary of a memorable day, in the History of America: a day when the ... 17 August 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Tho I wrote you two Letters yesterday one by the Post and one by Mr. Smith, yet I will not ... 18 August 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail My Letters to you are an odd Mixture. They would appear to a Stranger, like the Dish which ... 19 August 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I set down to write you a few lines by the post, because I would not omit one opportunity. I ... 20 August 1776 Adams, Abigail to Thaxter, John My Little Charles has been so ill that I have not had leisure to day to thank you for your ... 20 August 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yours without a Date, but written, as I suppose about the Twelfth of August came by the Post ... 21 August 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yesterday Morning I took a Walk, into Arch Street, to see Mr. Peele's Painters Room. Peele ... 22 August 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Yours of August 12 came to hand by last Nights post. Mr. Adams and Coll. Whipple are not yet ... 25 August 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I sent Johnny last Evening to the Post office for Letters. He soon returnd and pulling one ... 25 August 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The day before Yesterday and Yesterday, We expected Letters and Papers by the Post, but by ... 27 August 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Within this half Hour, I received yours of the 18 by the Post. I have only Time before the ... 28 August 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Mr. Benjamin Smith of S. Carolina, was kind enough to send forward from New York, your ... 29 August 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I have spent the 3 days past almost intirely with you. The weather has been stormy, I have ... 29 August 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I have this moment sent of a Letter to the post office when Mr. Bass came in to let me know ... 30 August 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The two Armies, on Long Island have been shooting at each other, for this whole Week past, ... 31 August 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John You know not How dissapointed I was to Night when the Post came in and I received no Letter ... 4 September 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Mr. Gerry arrived Yesterday, and brought me yours of August 17. and soon afterwards the Post ... 4 September 1776 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail Is my Dear Mrs. Adams too Much Engagd with Company, is her Family sick, or is she ... 5 September 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Mr. Bass arrived this Day, with the joyfull News, that you were all well. By this ... 6 September 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This day, I think, has been the most remarkable of all. Sullivan came here from Lord Howe, ... 7 September 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Last monday I left the Town of Boston, underwent the operation of a smoaking at the lines ... 14 September 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yesterday Morning I returned with Dr. F. and Mr. R. from Staten Island where We met Lord ... 15 September 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I have been so much engaged this week with company that, tho I never cease to think of you I ... 16 September 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The Postmaster at N. York, in a Panick, about a fortnight ago fled to Dobbs's Ferry, about ... 18 September 1776 Mason, Jonathan Jr. to Adams, Abigail I was extreemly sorry I could not pay that attention to your son Johnny, as I should wish to ... 20 September 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I sit down this Evening to write you, but I hardly know what to think about your going to N.... 21 September 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I wrote you last Night till my Eyes were almost out by the post, but Mr. Eliot has taken ... 21 September 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yours of Septr. 9. I have received. Septr. 5. I sent you another Cannister by Mr. Hare. I ... 22 September 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We have at last agreed upon a Plan, for forming a regular Army. We have offered 20 dollars, ... 23 September 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John There are perticuliar times when I feel such an uneasiness, such a restlessness, as neither ... 25 September 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have only Time to say, by Mr. Taylor, that I am not worse than I have been—that however, I ... 29 September 1776 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Not since the 5th of Sepbr. have I had one line from you which makes me very uneasy. Are you ... 3 October 1776 Adams, Samuel to Adams, Abigail Mr. Samuel Adams sends his affectionate Regards to Mrs. Adams (in which his own Mrs. Adams ... 4 October 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I send you, all the News. When I do not write I suffer more Pain than you do, when you dont ... 4 October 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I am seated, in a large Library Room, with Eight Gentlemen round about me, all engaged in ... 5 October 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Mr. Eliot brought me yours of Septr. 21, this day. My Health is rather better than worse. ... 7 October 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have been here, untill I am stupified. If I set down to write even to you, I am at a Loss ... 8 October 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I ought to acknowledge with Gratitude, your constant Kindness in Writing to me, by every ... 11 October 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I suppose your Ladyship has been in the Twitters, for some Time past, because you have not ... 15 October 1776 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail Nothing but the Greatest affection for my dear Mrs. Adams Would Induce me to Break over the ... 1 December 1776 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail It is A Long time since I had the Happiness of hearing from my Braintree Friends. Dos my ... 9 January 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The irresistable Hospitality of Dr. Sprague and his Lady has prevailed upon me, and my ... 13 January 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The Riding has been so hard and rough, and the Weather so cold that We have not been able to ... 14 January 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail It is now generally believed here that G. Washington has killed and taken at least two ... 17 January 1777 — 18 January 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail After a March like that of Hannibal over the Alps We arrived last Night at this Place, Where ... 19 January 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail There is too much Ice in Hudsons River to cross it in Ferry Boats and too little to cross ... 20 January 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This Morning We crossed the North River at Poughkeepsie, on the Ice, after having ridden ... 24 January 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We have at last crossed the Delaware, and are agreably lodged in Easton, a little Town, ... 26 January 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Tis a Great Grief to me that I know not how to write nor where to send to you. I know not of ... 1 January 1777 — 31 January 1777 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis Tis so long since I took a pen up to write a line that I fear you have thought me unmindfull ... 2 February 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Last Evening We arrived safe in this Town after the longest Journey, and through the worst ... 3 February 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This Day has been observed in this Place, with exemplary Decency and Solemnity, in ... 7 February 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I am at last after a great deal of Difficulty, settled in comfortable Quarters, but at an ... 7 February 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I think, in some Letter I sent you, since I left Bethlehem, I promised you a more particular ... 8 February 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Before this time I fancy you at your journeys end; I have pittied you the Season has been a ... 10 February 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yesterday, I took a long Walk with our Secretary Mr. Thompson to a Place called Fells Point, ... 10 February 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Fells Point, which I mentioned in a Letter this Morning, has a considerable Number of Houses ... 12 February 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Mr. Bromfield was so obliging as to write me Word that he designd a journey to the Southern ... 15 February 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Mr. Hall, by whom this Letter will be sent, will carry several Letters to you, which have ... 17 February 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail It was this Day determined, to adjourn, tomorrow Week to Philadelphia. ... 18 February 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I shall inclose with this a Newspaper or two. ... 20 February 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This Morning I received yours of the 26th. Ult. It is the first I have received from you, ... 21 February 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yesterday, I had the Pleasure of dining with Mr. Purveyance. ... 1 March 1777 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail For once I have followed the Example of my Friend, and have Long delayed a Reply to her ... 3 March 1777 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John I write to Congratulate you upon your arrival in baltimore and hope you will not omit ... 7 March 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I am returned in tolerable Health to this Town—have received but one Letter from you since I ... 7 March 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The President who is just arrived from Baltimore, came in a few Minutes ago and delivered ... 7 March 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yours of Feb. 12. received this day. I have begged a Bundle of Newspapers, to inclose. They ... 8 March 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John We have had very severe weather almost ever since you left us. About the middle of Febry. ... 14 March 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Congress has been sitting several Days and proceeding upon Business. I have been in Town ... 16 March 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The Spring advances, very rapidly, and all Nature will soon be cloathed in her gayest Robes. ... 16 March 1777 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy There is an observation, which I wish you to make very early in Life because it may be ... 16 March 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Thomas Boylston I believe I must make a Phisician of you. There seems to be a Propriety in your studying ... 17 March 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) I hope by this Time, you can write an handsome Hand; but I wish you would, now and then, ... 17 March 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Charles How do you do?—I hope you are in fine Health and Spirits. What Subject do your Thoughts run ... 20 March 1777 Adams, John to Smith, Isaac Sr. In an Hand Bill printed at Baltimore the 17th instant is as well made a Lye as ever I read. ... 22 March 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The Post now comes regularly, once a Week, and brings me the Boston News Papers, but no ... 22 March 1777 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John Yours of the 25th Ulto. I received sometime since by my Schooner and have sent your Barrel ... 22 March 1777 Thaxter, John to Adams, John You mention, Sir, in the beginning of your Letter, that you are indebted to me for several ... 23 March 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I have a very good opportunity of writing to you by Major Ward, who sits of tomorrow morning.... 23 March 1777 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John I received yours of the 19 of Feb and thank you for your perpetual almanack for with the ... 26 March 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I this morning Received yours of March 7 favourd by Dr. Jackson. I rejoice to hear you are ... 28 March 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail “A Plott! a Plott! an horrid Plott, Mr. A.” says my Barber, this Morning.—“It must be a ... 30 March 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) I have been this Afternoon, to a Place of Worship, which I never attended before. It is the ... 30 March 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Charles Yesterday, I took a Walk upon the Wharves, to see the Navigation. The new Frigate called The ... 30 March 1777 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy Two ingenious Artificers, a Mr. Wheeler and a Mr. Wiley, under the Direction of a Committee, ... 31 March 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I know not the Time, when I have omitted to write you, so long. I have received but three ... 2 April 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I sit down to write tho I feel very Languid; the approach of Spring unstrings my nerves, and ... 2 April 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yesterdays Post brought me your kind Favour of March 8. 9. 10, with a Letter inclosed for ... 2 April 1777 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John Yours by Docto. Jackson I received last week, he had letters to Others likewise. I waited on ... 3 April 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail As you seem so inquisitive about Politicks, I will indulge you so far (indulge, I say, ... 6 April 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail You have had many Rumours, propagated among you, which I suppose you know not how to account ... 6 April 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This Evening Major Ward deliverd me Yours of 23d. of March.—It is a great Pleasure to me to ... 7 April 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I hope to receive some Letters from you this week, the date of the last was the 7 of March ... 8 April 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yours of 26 March came by this days Post. Am happy to hear you have received so many Letters ... 8 April 1777 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy I received your Letter of 23d. March, and was very much pleased with it, because it is a ... 8 April 1777 Adams, John to Thaxter, John Your kind Favour of March 22. reached me Yesterday. I am much obliged to you for your ... 10 April 1777 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John Yours by post I have received, and with what Armes is Arrived this way, hope will be a full ... 13 April 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Enclosed with this you have a Correspondence, between the two Generals, concerning the ... 13 April 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have spent an Hour, this Morning, in the Congregation of the dead. I took a Walk into the ... 14 April 1777 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, John We hear of your being at Philadelphia and wish You a comfortable Session there. The spring ... 16 April 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We are waiting with some Impatience to hear of the Arrival of some of the Massachusetts ... 17 April 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Your obliging favours of March 14, 16 and 22, have received, and most sincerely thank you ... 19 April 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We have now an ample Representation from N. York. It consists of Six Delegates, and they are ... 19 April 1777 Adams, Zabdiel to Adams, John The great Distance that separates us occasions that we can hear of each others welfare but ... 20 April 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John The post is very Regular and faithfully brings me all your Letters I believe. If I do not ... 22 April 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The Post brought me two Letters from you, this Morning, one of the 7th. instant, and one ... 23 April 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail My Barber has just left the Chamber. The following curious Dialogue was the Amusement, ... 24 April 1777 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, John I wrote to you last Week by Mr. Thos. Russell who was to set out for Philadelphia on Monday ... 25 April 1777 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John The bearer is Thomas Russell Esq., who is going to The Congress in order to make Application ... 26 April 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have been lately more remiss, than usual in Writing to you. There has been a great Dearth ... 27 April 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Your Favours of Ap. 2 and Ap. 7. I have received. ... 28 April 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail There is a Clock Calm, at this Time, in the political and military Hemispheres. The Surface ... 29 April 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This days Post brought me yours of 17th. inst. and Miss Nabbys obliging Favour of the 16. ... 30 April 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We have a fine Piece of News this Morning of the March of 2000 of the Enemy, and destroying ... 1 April 1777 — 30 April 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John The young folks desire Mamma to return thanks for their Letters which they will properly ... 1 May 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This is King Tammany's Day. Tammany was an Indian King, of this Part of the Continent, when ... 2 May 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We have promoted Arnold, one Step this day, for his Vigilance, Activity, and Bravery, in the ... 4 May 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Inclosed with this you have an Evening Post, containing some of the tender Mercies of the ...

Enclosure GroupAbigail Adams to John Adams, with a List of American Losses at Danbury

6 May 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We have no News here but what comes from you—except that all is well and quiet at ... 6 May 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Thomas Boylston The only Reason why I omitted to write you when I wrote to your Brothers, was because I ... 7 May 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We have no News here, except what We get from your Country. The Privateers act with great ... 10 May 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The Day before Yesterday, I took a Walk, with my Friend Whipple to Mrs. Wells's, the Sister ... 10 May 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We have at last accomplished a troublesome Piece of Business. We have chosen a Number of ... 12 May 1777 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John I duly received your several packets for Mrs. Adams which have been forwarded.—I have ... 14 May 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Prices with you are much more moderate than here. Yesterday I was obliged to give Forty ... 15 May 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Gen. Warren writes me, that my Farm never looked better, than when he last saw it, and that ... 17 May 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I never fail to inclose to you the News papers, which contain the most of the Intelligence ... 18 May 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I think myself very happy that not a week passes but what I receive a Letter or two, some ... 21 May 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Dont be two much alarmed at the Report of an Attack of Boston. The British Court are ... 21 May 1777 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail I this day Received a few lines from my Friend, whose Long silence I have not been able to ... 22 May 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail After a Series of the souerest, and harshest Weather that ever I felt in this Climate, We ... 24 May 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We have an Army in the Jersies, so respectable that We seem to be under no Apprehensions at ... 25 May 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail At half past four this Morning, I mounted my Horse, and took a ride, in a Road that was new ... 28 May 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John This is Election Day, but the news of the day I am not able to inform you of as I have Heard ... 28 May 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail An horrid cold Day for Election—warm work however, in the Afternoon, I suppose. ... 1 June 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I designd to have wrote you by the last Post, but have been so unwell for the week past that ... 2 June 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yesterday, I took a ride to a beautifull Hill eleven Miles out of Town. It is called Rush ... 2 June 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Artillery Election!—I wish I was at it, or near it. ... 2 June 1777 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John I Love to recieve Letters very well much better than I love to write them, I make but a poor ... 4 June 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I wish I could know, whether your season is cold or warm, wet or dry, fruitfull or barren. ... 4 June 1777 Thaxter, John to Adams, John Last Monday Dr. Mather Byles was tried by Virtue of a late Act of this State, and found by ... 8 June 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I generally endeavour to write you once a week, if my Letters do not reach you, tis oweing ... 8 June 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Upon an Invitation from the Board of War of Pensilvania, a Committee was appointed a few ... 8 June 1777 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John I promised to write In a week again provided I could give a better account of my conduct. I ... 14 June 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This Week has produced an happy Reconciliation between the two Parties in this City and ... 14 June 1777 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John I wrote you some time Ago requesting your Asking some of the Gentlemen of the Congress, ... 14 June 1777 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail Could I write you any agreable Inteligence I would with pleasure Grasp the pen And Call of ... 15 June 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John This is the 15 of June. Tomorrow our new Edition of the Regulating act takes place, and will ... 16 June 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I had a most charming Packett from you and my young Correspondents, to day. ... 18 June 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We shall have all the Sages and Heroes of France here before long. ... 21 June 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail It would give Pleasure to every Body your Way but the few, unfeeling Tories, to see what a ... 23 June 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I have just retird to my Chamber, but an impulce seazes me to write you a few lines before I ... 29 June 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The enclosed Newspapers will communicate to you, all the News I know. ... 1 July 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We have no News: a long, cold, raw, northeast Storm has chilled our Blood, for two days past.... 2 July 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I sit down to write you a few lines this morning as I am loth the post should go, without ... 5 July 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) Yesterday, being the anniversary of American Independence, was celebrated here with a ... 7 July 1777 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail Being Necessiated to use a Certain peace of Linnen so Nearly up that I Cannot spare my ... 8 July 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yours of June 23d. have received. I believe there is no Danger of an Invasion your Way, but ... 9 July 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I sit down to write you this post, and from my present feelings tis the last I shall be able ... 10 July 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail My Mind is again Anxious, and my Heart in Pain for my dearest Friend. . . . ... 10 July 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John About an Hour ago I received a Letter from my Friend dated June 21: begining in this manner ... 11 July 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This Letter will go by the Hand of the Honourable Samuel Hewes Esqr., one of the Delegates ... 13 July 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We have a confused Account, from the Northward, of Something Unlucky, at Ticonderoga, but ... 13 July 1777 Thaxter, John to Adams, John The day before Yesterday Mrs. Adams was delivered of a daughter; but it grieves me to add, ... 16 July 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Join with me my dearest Friend in Gratitude to Heaven, that a life I know you value, has ... 16 July 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Your Favour of the 2d. instant reached me on the 14th. ... 18 July 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The Papers inclosed will inform you, of the Loss of Ticonderoga, with all its Circumstances ... 20 July 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The little masterly Expedition to Rhode Island has given Us, some Spirits, amidst our ... 21 July 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have long sought for a compleat History of the Revolution in the low Countries, when the ... 23 July 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Notwithstanding my confinement I think I have not omitted writing you by every post. I have ... 26 July 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail At this Moment, I hope you are abed and happy. I am anxious to hear, and the more so because ... 27 July 1777 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy If it should be the Design of Providence that you should live to grow up, you will naturally ... 28 July 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Never in my whole Life, was my Heart affected with such Emotions and Sensations, as were ... 28 July 1777 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John Not haveing anything worth troubling you with for sometime have been silent. The late Affair ... 30 July 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I dare say before this Time you have interpreted the Northern Storm; if the presages chill'd ... 30 July 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I am sorry to find by your late Letter what indeed I expected to hear, that my Farm wants ... 1 August 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The Fleet is in Delaware Bay. 228 of them were seen, in the Offing, from Cape Henlopen, the ... 2 August 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail By an express last night from Cape May, We learn that the Fleet went out of the Bay, the ... 4 August 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Your kind Favour of July 23, came by the Post, this Morning. It revives me, to hear of your ... 5 August 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John If allarming half a dozen places at the same time is an act of Generalship How may boast of ... 6 August 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Price current.—Oak Wood £4:15s:od. Pr. Cord. Bad Beer, not so good as your Small Beer, 15d: ... 7 August 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We have not yet the least Intimation of Howes Design. He is wasting away the Time. Let him ... 8 August 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have concluded to run the Risque of sending Turner Home. It will save me the Expence of ... 11 August 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have paid Turner, his Wages up to this day, and settled all Accounts with him. Besides ... 11 August 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Your kind Favour of July 30. and 31. was handed me, just now from the Post office. ... 11 August 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I think I have sometimes observed to you in Conversation, that upon examining the Biography ... 11 August 1777 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy As the War in which your Country is engaged will probably hereafter attract your Attention, ... 12 August 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John A few lines by way of remembrance every week tho I have nothing new to write you if I may ... 13 August 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We have been sweltering here, for a great Number of days together, under the scalding Wrath ... 13 August 1777 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John I wrote you the post before last to which refer you. In your last you mention the prize ... 14 August 1777 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail Most sincerly do I Congratulate My Friend on her Restoration to Health after pain, peril and ... 14 August 1777 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis This is the memorable fourteenth of August. This day 12 years the Stamp office was distroyd. ... 14 August 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We are still parching under the fierce Heats of Dog days. It is agreed, by most People, that ... 15 August 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The Weather continues, as hot as ever. Upon my Word I dont know how to sustain it. Oh for a ... 17 August 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yesterday We had a cool Day, the Wind Easterly and cloudy, this Morning there is a brisk ... 19 August 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Your obliging Favour of the 5th. came by Yesterdays Post, and I intended to have answered it ... 19 August 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The Weather still continues cloudy and cool and the Wind Easterly. ... 20 August 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This Day compleats three Years since I stepped into the Coach, at Mr. Cushings Door, in ... 21 August 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This Morning, We have heard again from the Fleet. At 9 o Clock at Night, on the 14. Inst. ... 22 August 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I came yesterday to this Town for a ride after my confinement, and to see my Friends. I have ... 23 August 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail It is now no longer a Secret, where Mr. Hows Fleet is. We have authentic Intelligence that ... 23 August 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We have an Express, today from Governor Johnson, Captn. Nicholson and several other ... 24 August 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We had last Evening a Thunder Gust, very sharp and violent, attended with plentifull Rain. ... 25 August 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yours of Aug. 12 and 13, came by this Mornings Post. ... 26 August 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Howes Army, at least about 5000 of them besides his Light Horse, are landed, upon the Banks ... 27 August 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Your Man and Horse arrived the 22 day of this Month. The Horse and Man look pretty low in ... 29 August 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The Newspapers enclosed, will give you, all the Intelligence, of any Consequence. ... 29 August 1777 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail It is probable that Genl. Howe will waste the fall of this year between Chesapeak Bay and ... 30 August 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail A Letter from General Washington, was received last Night by the President, which I read. It ... 1 September 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We have now run through the Summer, and altho the Weather is still warm, the fiercest of the ... 2 September 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I had Yesterday the Pleasure of yours of from Boston, and am happy to find that you have ... 8 September 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail There has been a very general Apprehension, during the last Week that a general Action would ... 10 September 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John The accounts you give of the Heat of the weather, gives me great uneasiness upon account of ... 10 September 1777 Cunningham, Peter to Adams, John I have been So missfortinate as to be out of my native Country when those unhappy wars ... 14 September 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail You will learn from the Newspapers before this reaches you, the situation of Things here. Mr.... 17 September 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I have to acknowlidge a feast of Letters from you since I wrote last, their dates from ... 17 September 1777 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James Your very polite favour was handed me this Evening. I esteem myself much obliged for the ... 18 September 1777 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, John Our Spring was cold and Wet, Our Summer fruitful and the Fall forbodes a plentiful Harvest. ... 21 September 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I immagine before this reaches you some very important Event must take place betwen the two ... 30 September 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail It is now a long Time, since I had an Opportunity of writing to you, and I fear you have ... 5 October 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I know not where to direct to you, but hope you are secure. Tis said in some part of the ... 7 October 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have no Time, nor Accommodations to write of late—besides I seldom know what to write, and ... 9 October 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I told you, in a former Letter, that I lodged at Gen. Roberdeau's. ... 15 October 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have not been able of late to keep up my Correspondence with you, so constantly, as my ... 20 October 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Tis true my dearest Friend that I have spent an anxious 3 weeks, and the sight of a Letter ... 24 October 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail It is with shame that I recollect that I have not written you more than two or three Letters ... 25 October 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John The joyfull News of the Surrender of General Burgoin and all his Army to our Victorious ... 25 October 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This Town is a small one, not larger than Plymouth.—There are in it, two German Churches, ... 26 October 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Mr. Colman goes off for Boston Tomorrow. ... 28 October 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We have been three days, soaking and poaching in the heavyest Rain, that has been known for ... 30 October 1777 Adams, Abigail to Smith, Isaac Jr. A favourable opportunity offering by Mr. Austin of writing to you, I embrace it, in ... 3 November 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This Moment I received your favour of Octr. 6. by Mr. Niles.—I am as well as can be expected.... 10 November 1777 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail As the delivery of this Billet cannot be attended with the disagreable allarm which the ...

Enclosure GroupJohn Adams to Abigail Adams, with an Extract of a Letter from St. Eustatius

16 November 1777 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John In a Letter which came to me to Night you chide yourself for neglecting writing so ... 21 November 1777 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, John Sometime in September last I wrote to You, and am not a little anxious to know whether you ... 13 December 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yesterday was as fine for Travell as ever occurred at this season of the Year.—I reached ... 15 December 1777 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James Your Letters arrived in the absence of Mr. Adams who is gone as far as Portsmouth, little ... 15 December 1777 Adams, Abigail to Roberdeau, Daniel Your obliging favour came to hand yesterday in the absence of my dearest Friend, and as he ... 15 December 1777 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I arrived here, last Evening, in good Health. This Morning, General Whipple made me a Visit, ... 2 January 1778 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail Great Advantages are often Attended with Great Inconveniencies, And Great Minds Called to ...

Enclosure GroupSamuel Tufts to John Adams, with Enclosure

8 January 1778 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail Did I think it in my power to afford any Consolation to my Friend I Would Readily undertake ... 10 January 1778 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Cranch, Mary Smith I am very sorry I lost the Opportunity of conveying a Letter to Braintree by Mr. Thayer last ... 10 January 1778 Thaxter, John to Adams, John The morning after my arrival to this place, I waited on the President with your letter; upon ... 19 January 1778 Roberdeau, Daniel to Adams, Abigail So much good sense, prudence, conjugal affection and patriotism blended in your favor to me ... 20 January 1778 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail I am happy in having it in my power to furnish you with a Copy of Mr. Duche's Letter, which ... 20 January 1778 Thaxter, John to Adams, John Mr. Lovell informed me last Evening of your acceptation of the appointment; and also that he ... 28 January 1778 Thaxter, John to Adams, John One day last week a number of british waggoners, who were carrying Cloathing &c. to some of ... 13 February 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I had not been 20 Minutes in this House before I had the Happiness to see Captn. Tucker, and ... 13 February 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I am favoured with an unexpected Opportunity, by Mr. Woodward the lame Man who once lived at ... 15 February 1778 Adams, Abigail to Thaxter, John I little thought when you left me, that so much time would have Elapsed before I had taken ... 22 February 1778 Lowell, John to Adams, Abigail I am not displeased that the Call of Business obliges me to address you at this Time, and ... 23 February 1778 UNKNOWN to Adams, Abigail Mr. Adams for a long time has been engaged by the Kennebeck Company in a cause in which Colo.... 24 February 1778 Storer, Hannah Quincy Lincoln to Adams, Abigail I have often thought of You My good friend, and as often wish'd to See You, and did flatter ... 1 March 1778 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James I am greatly allarmed and distressd at the intelligence from Bordeaux, with regard to Dr. ... 1 March 1778 Adams, Abigail to Storer, Hannah Quincy Lincoln My dear Mrs. Storers obliging favour was handed me to day. It found me with an additional ... 2 March 1778 Cooper, Samuel to Adams, Abigail Many besides my self partake with you in the Sollicitude you express respecting our dear ... 6 March 1778 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail Your much esteemed favor came to hand this day, in which you inform me of the departure of ... 8 March 1778 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Tis a little more than 3 weeks since the dearest of Friends and tenderest of Husbands left ... 21 March 1778 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail I am to thank you, in my own name, and on the public account, for that exercise of laudable ... 31 March 1778 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail Since I wrote you last, the mystery of blank Dispatches being sent by Capt. Folgier from ... 1 March 1778 — 31 March 1778 Adams, Abigail to Shaw, Elizabeth Smith I was meditating a Letter to my dear Sister when her agreable favour reachd my Hands. Tho my ...