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Adams Family Correspondence, Volume 3

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1 April 1778 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail When I tell you that no Credit is to be given to the late Report of an attempted ... 3 April 1778 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail I have just heard a piece of news from Mr. Lovell, which he says comes in a packet lately ... 5 April 1778 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, Abigail Your kind Letter by Cousin Tufts was a pleasing and fresh proof of your Goodsense, Piety of ... 9 April 1778 Adams, Abigail to Thaxter, John Your repeated kind favours demand my acknowledgment. I own I have been rather remiss in not ... 11 April 1778 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Thomas Boylston I Now Sit Down to inform You That I have Safely arrived at Paris which we Did on Wednesday ... 12 April 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I am so sensible of the Difficulty of conveying Letters safe, to you, that I am afraid to ... 12 April 1778 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail Having now a good opportunity I Cannot Let it Slip without writing a few Lines To You as it ... 15 April 1778 Adams, John to McCreery, William I have to thank you for your obliging Politeness to me at Bourdeaux and to request that you ... 18 April 1778 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail Since I had the pleasure of addressing you last, I have found in the office a Narrative ... 19 April 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This Letter will be conveyed to you by Sir James Jay and Mr. Digges. Sir James is a Brother ... 19 April 1778 Adams, John to Smith, Isaac Sr. This Letter will be delivered you, by two Gentlemen who are returning to America, Sir James ... 20 April 1778 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail I now Sit down to Write a few Lines To inform you That I am now at a good School which I ... 25 April 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Monsieur Chaumont has just informed me of a Vessell bound to Boston: but I am reduced to ... 30 April 1778 Thaxter, John to Adams, John I should have done myself the honor of addressing you before this, had I been so fortunate ... 6 May 1778 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John Hopeing this might find you safe Arrived, and haveing an Opportunity by Via Cadiz, thought ... 9 May 1778 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail I have had the pleasure of receiving your agreeable favour of the 9th. of April. ... 16 May 1778 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail I do myself the honor to inclose the postscript to Hall & Sellers's Paper of the 9th instant ... 18 May 1778 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I have waited with great patience, restraining as much as posible every anxious Idea for 3 ... 21 May 1778 Adams, Abigail to Thaxter, John I will not again be so long silent, indeed your repeated kind favours call upon me for ... 22 May 1778 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail I am happy in informing you, that the Marquiss de La Fayette has safely returned to the Main ... 24 May 1778 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail I now having an opportunity which to my Satisfaction I have much oftener than I expected ... 25 May 1778 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail Celle ci etant la premiere fois que je ecrire en François ne sera surment pas trop bien ... 29 May 1778 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Thomas Boylston I having wrote to my Mamma Sister and Brother Charles it is my duty to write to you also for ... 31 May 1778 Adams, John Quincy to Cranch, William I now Sit down with an intent to give you an account of the Place I dind at yesterday doctor ... 1 June 1778 Adams, John Quincy to Cranch, Lucy I having wrote Twice to your brother & not having yet wrote to you I now take a pen into my ... 2 June 1778 Warren, James to Adams, Abigail A Vessel is designed for France in two or three days which will be A very good Opportunity ... 3 June 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail On the 13 of Feb. I left you. It is now the 3d. of June, and I have not received a Line, nor ... 5 June 1778 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail it is witth great Pleasure that I now Sit down to write a few Lines to you to inform you of ... 6 June 1778 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Charles I often envy you the pleasure you enjoy in being at a place where you with pleasure look ... 7 June 1778 Adams, Abigail to Warren, James Your Billit was deliverd to me a Day or two ago. I am much obliged to you for your kind ... 7 June 1778 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Charles we being so far from one another that I cannot Leave my pen out of my hand & I hope that my ... 8 June 1778 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, Abigail There is a french Ship Arrived last fryday from France itt is said came Out about the same ... 10 June 1778 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I should write to you with a much more cherefull Heart if I knew where to find you, but as ... 10 June 1778 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy Tis almost four Months since you left your Native land and Embarked upon the Mighty waters ... 10 June 1778 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail Your favor of the 21st. and 26th. of May came to hand yesterday. ... 11 June 1778 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail to day my Pappa received a Letter from you which I had the honour of seeing in which you ... 12 June 1778 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James Will you forgive my so often troubling you with my fears and anxieties; Groundless as some ... 12 June 1778 Adams, Abigail to Thaxter, John My spirits are rather low, I do not feel in any great moode for useing my pen, yet I cannot ... 13 June 1778 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail Amiable tho unjust Portia! doubly unjust!—to yourself, and to me. Must I only write to you ... 16 June 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Since my last I have had the inexpressible Pleasure of yours of the 25 of March by the Way ... 17 June 1778 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, Abigail I send Josiah Spear, the bearer, to inform you of the Agreeable news of the Arrival of Mr. ... 18 June 1778 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John At length my anxiety is relieved and the happy happy tidings of your arrival and safety in ... 24 June 1778 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James I know not whether I ought to reply to your favour of April the first, for inded Sir I begin ... 26 June 1778 Tudor, William to Adams, Abigail I inclose £23:3:10—Twenty Pounds, seventeen Shillings being the Amount of the Account ... 30 June 1778 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Shall I tell my dearest that tears of joy filld my Eyes this morning at the sight of his ... 30 June 1778 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James As I have so often troubled you with my fears tis a debt I owe your patience to communicate ... 3 July 1778 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail I have this Afternoon received your Favour of June 12th. and at the same Time a Gazette from ... 6 July 1778 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail Permit me to congratulate you on the safe Arrival of Mr. Adams at France. It is an event ... 9 July 1778 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail I heartily congratulate you upon the indubitable Proofs of our Friends Arrival in France. ... 10 July 1778 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail I had been so short a time in this place when I wrote you last, that it was out of my power ... 15 July 1778 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John By Mr. Tailor, who has promised me to deliver this with his own hand to you, or distroy it ... 17 July 1778 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail In my letter of the 11th. inst. I mentioned the arrival of the French Ambassador at Chester. ... 22 July 1778 Adams, John Quincy to Thaxter, John It is with great pleasure That I write to you who have been so good and kind to me for which ... 23 July 1778 Adams, Abigail to Thaxter, John I have not wrote you so soon as I should have done, if I had known where to have directed to ... 26 July 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yours of the Tenth of June by Captain Barnes was brought to me Yesterday, which is only the ... 31 July 1778 Le Coeur, M. to Adams, John Vous avez eu la bonté de me confier M. votre fils. c'est pour lui donner toute l'education ... 5 August 1778 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, John The News of your Arrival at Paris gave us great Joy. Before your Letters reached America, ... 6 August 1778 Adams, John to Cranch, Richard I have long wished for an Opportunity to write to you but the thousand things that have ... 11 August 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I am desirous of conveying to you, in a manner that will not probably fail of success, and ... 11 August 1778 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail you will pardon me if I do not write to you very often for you know how I used to teaze you ... 14 August 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have neither Time, nor Confidence enough in the Opportunity, to write you any Thing more, ... 14 August 1778 Adams, John Quincy to Cranch, Elizabeth by your desire I now sit down to write a few lines to you and not yet having wrote to you I ... 15 August 1778 Rush, Benjamin to Adams, Abigail I set down with great pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of a letter from Mr. Adams dated ... 19 August 1778 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James This Moment your favour of August the 6 is come to hand. My Heart reproaches me that I have ... 19 August 1778 Adams, Abigail to Thaxter, John I really began to feel very uneasy at your long Silence and feared Sickness or some disaster ... 21 August 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail If I knew of any more endearing Title I should certainly give it. But this appears to me to ... 26 August 1778 Adams, Abigail to Thaxter, John Your favour of the 5th instant is just come to hand. I should like very well to see the ... 27 August 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I shall inclose by this Opportunity, by Mr. Ingersol, Son of Mr. Ingersol of Connecticut, ... 1 August 1778 — 31 August 1778 Adams, Abigail to Mason, Jonathan Jr. Tho I cannot stile you a plant of my Hand, in some measure I own you as a child of my care, ... 1 September 1778 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail Yesterday the Letters of Portia of June 24th. and Augst. 19th. came to my hand together, by ... 2 September 1778 Adams, Abigail to Thaxter, John I was much surprized to Night upon receiving a Letter from you, in which you say you have ... 2 September 1778 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail Your much esteemed favors of 23d. July and 19th. Augst. came to hand on Monday. Your Letters ... 9 September 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I fear you will complain of me, for not writing so often as I ought. But I write as often as ... 11 September 1778 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail Your favor of the 26th. Augst. I was honored with last Monday. ... 12 September 1778 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail I have the Mortification of being obliged to tell the amiable Portia that the Council of ... 15 September 1778 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail Since the date of that letter mentioning my not having recieved any intelligence from home ... 23 September 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail A very idle, vain Conversation, at a Dinner, has produced you this Letter from a venerable ... 27 September 1778 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail My Pappa enjoins it upon me to keep a journal, or a diary, of the Events that happen to me, ... 27 September 1778 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) it is some time since I wrote you a Letter & if I should neglect it a great while longer you ... 29 September 1778 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John It is difficult my dearest Friend at the instant in which the Heart finds itself ... 29 September 1778 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy Writing is not A la mode de Paris, I fancy or sure I should have heard from my son; or have ... 29 September 1778 Adams, Abigail to Thaxter, John I know not but you are upon your return home. If you be a pleasent journey to you but you ... 29 September 1778 Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de to Adams, Abigail Le Marquis de lafayette Most Respectful Compliments Wait on Mrs. Adams and is highly ... 1 October 1778 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Thomas Boylston As my thoughts are Principally busied upon the French tongue, & as I wish you to turn yours ... 1 October 1778 Smith, William (1755-1816) to Adams, Abigail I have received your Letter, respecting the Bill for £50. The way that you propose is as ... 2 October 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This goes by Captn. McNeil, who is an Adventurous Cruiser. It is not safe to write much by ... 2 October 1778 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Charles I have been thinking of a subject for a letter to you, & I can find none more agreable than ... 3 October 1778 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Charles in my last letter to you of Septr. the 30th I promised you to sketch a plan for learning ... 14 October 1778 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail The importunity of my Friends at Braintree, though my inclination is strong, is not ... 21 October 1778 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John How dear to me was the Signature of my Friend this Evening received by the Boston a ship ... 25 October 1778 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John The Morning after I received your very short Letter I determined to have devoted the day in ... 29 October 1778 Garcin, M. de to Adams, Abigail Give me leave to present you my Most Sincear and respectful thanks of having been so kind as ... 1 October 1778 — 31 October 1778 Eliot, John to Adams, Abigail You did not see fit to send the letter you proposed for the conveyance of Mr. Ingram. ... 2 November 1778 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, John I wrote to You the latter End of last July which I hope You have received before this Time, ... 6 November 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We have received Information that so many of our Letters have been thrown overboard, that I ... 9 November 1778 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John Mrs. Adams not knowing of this Opportunity by Mr. Sears and Capt. Cheevers, who are going in ... 12 November 1778 — 23 November 1778 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I have taken up my pen again to relieve the anxiety of a Heart too susceptable for its own ... 14 November 1778 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail Having a good Opportunity, I now forward those Things which were left at York Town by your ... 27 November 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Mr. Brown is here, and I cannot miss the Opportunity by him, to write you a Line. ... 2 December 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Last Night an Express from M. De Sartine, whose Politeness upon this Occasion, was very ... 2 December 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) In your letter to your brother, which is a very pretty one, you express a wish that you ... 2 December 1778 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail I just now recd. your Letter of septr. ye 29th and read it with great pleasure in which you ... 2 December 1778 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Thomas Boylston I have just now wrote to my Brother charles & you would not like it if I did not write to ... 3 December 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Your two Letters of the 29th of Sept. and 10th of Oct. gave me more Concern than I can ... 3 December 1778 Adams, John to Tufts, Cotton I have the Pleasure of yours of the 5th. of August, for which I am much obliged to you. It ... 9 December 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I cannot let this opportunity slip without sending you a Line, but the Gentleman waits and ... 10 December 1778 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis Nothing but a very bad soar finger has withheld my Hand from writing to my Friend, and ... 10 December 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail It is now my Turn to complain. Last night We had great Packetts from the Council, but no ... 13 December 1778 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John By the alliance (a fine frigate Built in Newbury port commanded by Capt. Laundry a Native of ... 15 December 1778 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy I have a very bad soar finger and it pains me to write, yet a few lines I must write to my ... 18 December 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This Moment I had, what shall I say? the Pleasure or the pain of your Letter of 25 of Octr. ... 26 December 1778 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail it is now with Great Pleasure that I now sit down to write to you & many a time since I came ... 27 December 1778 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John How lonely are my days? How solitary are my Nights? Secluded from all Society but my two ... 27 December 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Mr. Greenleaf is about to set off, towards Nantes and from thence to Boston. ... 30 December 1778 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We wait and wait and wait forever, without any News from America. We get nothing but what ... 31 December 1778 Smith, William (1755-1816) to Adams, Abigail I have inclos'd two hundred & thirty six Dollars. The amount of the bills was £100. 16. The ... 1 January 1779 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth I take my pen to perform my promice of writing to you and to wish you a happy new year may ... 1 January 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I wish you an happy new Year, and many happy Years—and all the Blessings of Life. Who knows ... 2 January 1779 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John You have directed me to draw Bills upon you for what Money I want, and add, that if my Bills ... 4 January 1779 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James May I be permitted to call of your attention from the important and weighty concerns of ... 18 January 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail A Gentleman, Mr. Boardman of Newbury Port, is going, and by him I send you a few Lines. ... 19 January 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I can only tell you that I am not well. A bad Cold only. The others are all well. ... 19 January 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail Yes, lovely Portia, you have written to one “who lives in the continual practice of ... 19 January 1779 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail I Intended writing my Friend Mrs. Adams when Mr. Thaxter Returned but dare say he Gave you a ... 22 January 1779 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis Your favour by Col. Henly was deliverd me by the Hand of that gentleman. I had been some ... 24 January 1779 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth Last weak I had the pleasure to receive too letters from my friend Myrtilla, aney time when ... 1 January 1779 — 31 January 1779 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James It gives me real pain to see the various arts and machinations of our internal Enemies ... 4 February 1779 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth If aney person had told me the night I left Braintree that I should have ben at Plymouth ... 9 February 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail It is now a Year within a Day or two of my Departure from home. It is in vain for me to ... 11 February 1779 Adams, Abigail to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) It is with inexpressible pleasure that I enclose to you a letter from your brother, and that ... 12 February 1779 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, John In the latter End of July and beginning of Novr. last I wrote to You. Am uncertain by whom ... 13 February 1779 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John This is the Anniversary of a very melancholy Day to me, it rose upon me this morning with ... 13 February 1779 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth It is now past ten however I will write you a few lines as I flatter myself they will be ... 13 February 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yours of 15 Decr. was sent me Yesterday by the Marquiss whose Praises are celebrated in all ... 16 February 1779 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail I have now the pleasure to acquaint you some news which will be agreable to you. Yesterday ... 16 February 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail Though I have this day for the first time received a Letter from your husband, yet I feel ... 19 February 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have written three Answers to yours of January 4. This is the fourth. The Three first I ... 20 February 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail In the Margin are the Dates of all the Letters I have received from you. I have written you, ... 20 February 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail A new Commission has arrived by which the Dr. is sole Minister. Mr. Lee continues ... 20 February 1779 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail I last night had the honour of reading a letter from you to my Pappa dated Jany. 4th. in ... 21 February 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yours by Mr. Williams have received. The little Bill must be paid, but I confess it allarms ... 26 February 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have this day taken a long Ramble, with my son. The Weather is as delightfull as you can ... 27 February 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The Weather continuing fine, I went to Saint Denis a little Village about Eight Miles from ... 28 February 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I suppose I must write every day, in order to keep or rather to restore good Humour, whether ... 28 February 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This Day, the Chevalier D'Arcy, his Lady, and Niece, Mr. Le Roy and his Lady, dined here. ... 1 February 1779 — 28 February 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail You are uneasy that I dont write enough. I understand you. You want me to unravel to you all ... 1 February 1779 — 31 March 1779 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James Your favour of Jan'ry 19 never reachd me till the 26 of this Month. The only reason why I ... 9 March 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail It is hardly necessary that I should tell the amiable Portia of my having within 4 days ... 15 March 1779 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth As a convenient opportunity offoring by General Warren I cannot let it excape without a line ... 15 March 1779 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail If anything would awake the sleeping Muses or Call Back the Wandering Deities the Imagery of ... 20 March 1779 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Your favour of December 9 came to hand this Evening from Philadelphia, by the same post ... 8 April 1779 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail So I must Give up my Little Companion, my Young Friend. Your Claim is prior, your Title ... 14 May 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I left Paris on the Eighth of March, expecting to find the Alliance, at Nantes and embark ... 14 May 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail When I left Paris, the 8 March, I expected to have been at Home before this Day and have ... 14 May 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I am taking an Opportunity by every Vessell that is going to inform you, that I am coming ...

Document Group PartJames Lovell to Abigail Adams, with enclosure James Lovell to Abigail Adams, 5 June 1779

8 June 1779 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Six Months have already elapsed since I heard a syllable from you or my dear Son, and five ... 11 June 1779 Cranch, Richard to Adams, John I have just now deliver'd to your Friend Genl. Warren of the Navy-Board, a Pacquet from ... 14 June 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have been often disappointed, and therefore cannot be perfectly sure now: but my Baggage ... 18 June 1779 — 26 June 1779 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James Do you love the Natural sentiments of the Heart Take them then as they flow from the pen of ... 6 July 1779 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail I take up my pen this Morning to let my Friend know I have not yet seen Mr. S. Adams, but ... 14 July 1779 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail My Friends anxity I Wonder not at. Wish I could say anything that would Give that Relief her ... 15 July 1779 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James I wrote to Mr. S A—— the same day I received your Letter, but not a syllable of information ... 16 July 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail The above is an Extract from a Letter of Ar. Lee to Mr. S. Adams and tho Mr. Lee writes ... 19 July 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail Your Favor of June 18/26 is this Hour come to hand. ... 28 July 1779 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James Your favour of july 16 this moment received the contents of which have awakend in my Bosom ... 30 July 1779 Adams, Abigail to Adams, Samuel As your good Lady had promised me the favour of a visit before your return to your Native ... 31 July 1779 Adams, Samuel to Adams, Abigail Mr. Saml. Adams and Mrs. Adams present their most friendly Regards to Mrs. Adams of ... 6 August 1779 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail Beneath the shady Forrest of Ele River, while my Best Friend has walked towards the Fertile ... 9 August 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail Indeed, my lovely anxious Friend, you lead me to doubt whether Mr. A. is really on the ... 11 August 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail This Evening I have satisfactory Intelligence of the real Embarkation of your very dear ... 20 October 1779 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth I have began too or three letters to you but have burnt them, all for reasons that you need ... 13 November 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have just sent Mr. Thaxter, Johnny and Stephens with the Things on Board. I shall go with ... 14 November 1779 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John My habitation, how disconsolate it looks! My table I set down to it but cannot swallow my ... 14 November 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We got all on Board last night, and began to make our Arrangements. Mr. Thaxter and Johnny, ... 15 November 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We have a fine Wind, and in the Course of this Afternoon and Night expect to be clear of ... 18 November 1779 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James In a Letter from my Dear absent Friend the day before he saild dated on Board the Frigate he ... 20 November 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail A brave fellow from Boston Captn. Carr, gives me an Opportunity of writing one Line, to let ... 20 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail This moment gives me an Opportunity of writing to you but I have very little to write. We ... 23 November 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail Instead of sending the inclosed to the Navy Board I shall from Time to Time direct them as ... 27 November 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail I cannot recollect whether I sent No. 31 before. I promised your Husband to continue to ... 29 November 1779 Adams, Abigail to Lowell, John Before Mr. Adams left me he mentiond 2 or 3 gentlemen to me to whom he would have me apply ... 29 November 1779 Adams, Abigail to Wendell, Oliver My dear Mr. Adams when he left me recommended Mr. Wendle to me as one of those Friends he ... 29 November 1779 Wendell, Oliver to Adams, Abigail Mr. Adams gave me real Pleasure when he told me it was in my Power to render any Service to ... 10 December 1779 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I will not omit any opportunity of writing tho ever so great an uncertainty whether it will ... 11 December 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We have had an Escape again: but are arrived safely in Spain. As the Frigate will probably ... 12 December 1779 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, Mary Middleton The enclosed Letter I send to your care. The triffel which accompanies it I ask your ... 12 December 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The french Consul had agreed to carry me, Mr. Dana, Mr. Allen, and my three Children and our ... 12 December 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) If I could send you some of the Lemons, Oranges, or Water Melons of this Place, it would ... 12 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Thomas Boylston As I have wrote to Mamma and Sister I have but very little to write to you but I cannot let ... 13 December 1779 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James Enclosed I return according to your direction a duplicate Number of the journals. Number 29 ... 15 December 1779 Lowell, John to Adams, Abigail I received by the Return of the last Post from Philadelphia a Letter from my Friend Mr. ... 15 December 1779 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail The Reason of our being in Spain, you will, perhaps, be no stranger to, when this reaches ... 16 December 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Last night We all arrived in this Place from Ferrol. The Distance is about twenty miles by ... 16 December 1779 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail This Afternoon I visited one of the Churches in this place; and casting my Eyes into one ... 27 December 1779 Adams, Abigail to Lowell, John Your very polite reply to my Letter demands my acknowledgment. If I should find myself ... 27 December 1779 Adams, Abigail to Wendell, Oliver Your obligeing reply to my request demands my Thanks. I have taken the Liberty of sending 5 ... 31 December 1779 Wendell, Oliver to Adams, Abigail Mr. Cranch deliver'd me your Letter with the five french Guineaus which at the Insurance ... 6 January 1780 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail You will see, lovely Woman, by the Papers which I have sent that we shall have more post ... 13 January 1780 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail I send you a Continuance of the Journals. ... 16 January 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We arrived here, last night, all alive, but all very near sick with violent Colds taken on ... 16 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail I am (by the Grace of God) once more safely arrived at Bilbao. I have wrote you an account ... 16 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Thomas Boylston I am always happy to find an opportunity of conversing with you, as we cannot verbally do ... 18 January 1780 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John It is now a little more than two months since you left me. I have many hopes that you had a ... 18 January 1780 Cranch, Richard to Adams, John I was last Evening at your House and left Mrs. Adams, Miss Nabby and Master Tommy well, as ... 18 January 1780 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail After twenty odd days spent in climbing Mountains, sinking into Valleys, tumbling over ... 19 January 1780 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy I hope you have had no occasion either from Enemies or the Dangers of the Sea to repent your ... 19 January 1780 Adams, Abigail to Adams, Charles How does my son after the fatigues of a voyage. A young adventurer indeed, how many times ... 19 January 1780 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail I can never keep my pen out of my hand when ever there is an oportunity of writing and as ... 20 January 1780 Adams, Abigail to Wendell, Oliver I return you thanks Sir for the trouble you took in exchangeing my Money, our currency is ... 12 February 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail On Wednesday, the 9th. of this Month, We all arrived in tolerable Health at the Hotel De ... 13 February 1780 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James With fingers so soar that I can scarcly guide a pen tho it cost me ever so much pain I must ... 16 February 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have the Honour to be lodged here with no less a Personage than the Prince of Hesse Castle ... 16 February 1780 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail On the ninth of this Month We all happily arrived here, and with Hearts replete with ... 17 February 1780 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail As there is an opportunity of writing to you, I must by no means let it Slip me; I have ... 22 February 1780 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Thomas Boylston I am once more settled down in a school and am very content with my situation. I was the ... 23 February 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The Children made me a Visit to day, and went with me to dine with my old Friends the two ... 26 February 1780 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John This day I am happy in the News of your safe arrival at Corruna by a vessel arrived at ... 26 February 1780 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy I am happy to hear of your safe arrival tho not at the port, I wished to hear you were. You ... 26 February 1780 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John Last Evening we had an Account from Newbury that a Vessell was Arrived there from Bilbao, ... 27 February 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The House of Joseph Guardoqui and Sons of Bilbao, have sent you some necessaries to the ... 28 February 1780 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis How does my Dear Mrs. Warren through a long and tedious Winter? in which I have never been ... 28 February 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have sent you, one yard of fine Cambrick, at 14 Livres an Ell, two of a coarser sort at 6 ... 28 February 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have already sent to the Marquis de la Fayette, a Number of Letters for you, and the ... 1 March 1780 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I had scarcly closed my packet to you when I received your Letters dated Ferrol and Corunna. ... 2 March 1780 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy I cannot close the packet, without acknowledging the recept of your Letter, and thanking you ... 2 March 1780 Adams, Abigail to Thaxter, John I must attempt a few lines to you (tho very much troubled with whitlows upon my fingers) in ... 7 March 1780 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail The Post but now arrived will be again on his Way in an Hour; I retire therefore from a ... 10 March 1780 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail I have to thank my Friend Mrs. Adams for a very agreable Letter Received a few days since. I ... 13 March 1780 Adams, Abigail to Gerry, Elbridge Altho this is the first time I ever took up my pen to address you, I do it in perfect ... 15 March 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have sent you Things from Bilbao, by Captain Babson, and a small present by the M. de la ... 15 March 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Mr. Brown, whom I left at Passy, when I returned to you, and whom I found here, upon my ... 15 March 1780 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail On Monday Morning I had the Honor to go with his Excellency and Mr. Dana to breakfast with ... 16 March 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have never answered your Letter of the 8th. of June, that I remember, and there is nothing ... 16 March 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have not particularly answered your amiable Letter of 10 Decr. Your tender Anxiety ... 16 March 1780 Adams, John to Smith, Isaac Sr. I duly received your Favour of December the 12, and thank you for your Attention to the ... 16 March 1780 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John As a young boy can not apply himself to all those Things and keep a remembrance of them all ... 17 March 1780 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy I have received your Letter, giving an Account of your Studies for a day. You should have ... 17 March 1780 Adams, John Quincy to Cranch, William As there is a very good opportunity of writing to you by a Gentleman from South carolina who ... 20 March 1780 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy Your Letter last evening received from Bilboa relieved me from much anxiety, for having a ... 21 March 1780 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John I yesterday asked Mr. Pechigny if he thought it would do brother Charles any good to begin ... 21 March 1780 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail I most sincerely rejoice with you on the safe Arrival of Mr. Adams in Spain after so short a ... 22 March 1780 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy I have just now received your Letter, of Yesterday, and am very well pleased with it, ... 24 March 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This goes by Colonel Fleury, whom you know, who desires to carry a Letter to you. My three ... 28 March 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Mr. Izard goes off, the day after tomorrow, and will carry this, and all the News there is. ... 28 March 1780 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Cranch, Mary Smith It is so long since the enclosed was written that I am almost ashamed to send it. However I ... 6 April 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail There is a great deal of hatred against the Govt. in England as you will see by the song ... 15 April 1780 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John By Mr. Guile who is bound to Amsterdam and from thence to France, I embrace this opportunity ... 17 April 1780 Gerry, Elbridge to Adams, Abigail By the last Post I was honored with your Letter of the 13th March, communicating in ... 26 April 1780 Cranch, Richard to Adams, John I have this Moment heard of an Oportunity of writing a line to you by Coll. Tyler of this ... 30 April 1780 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail That a Nation once distinguished in the Annals of Mankind, should by the Pride, Avarice, ... 1 April 1780 — 31 May 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yesterday We went to see the Garden of the King, Jardin du Roi, and his Cabinet of natural ... 1 May 1780 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Last week arrived at Boston the Marquis de la Fayette to the universal joy of all who know ... 3 May 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Having just heard of a Small Brig bound directly from Nantes to Boston, I write you, one ... 5 May 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail By your Uncles Letter of 26 feb., he could not hear of any Letters from me by Trash. I ... 12 May 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Mr. Austin has at last arrived—he dined with me, Yesterday and today. He has been taken, and ... 12 May 1780 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail On the 10th. of this Month I had the pleasure of recieving Letters from Hingham dated in ... 12 May 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The inclosed Dialogue in the Shades was written by Mr. Edmund Jennings now residing at ...

Enclosure GroupJames Lovell to Abigail Adams, with Reports on John Adams' Accounts

15 May 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I inclose for your Amusement, a Publication, made here within a few days. ... 16 May 1780 Adams, John to Pechigny, M. I have recieved your two favors of the 9th. and 10th. of this Month with the Accounts of my ... 16 May 1780 Adams, John to Smith, Isaac Sr. Your kind favor of 26th. Feby. was sent me by Mr. John Hodshon of Amsterdam, whom I shall ... 16 May 1780 Gerry, Elbridge to Adams, Abigail I had the pleasure of addressing You on the 17th of April last, since which Congress have ... 17 May 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This day I received yours of the first of March from Bilbao, with the Journals &c.—the ... 17 May 1780 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail I was made happy this day by the Receipt of your esteemed favor of the 2d. of March. ... 19 May 1780 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Winslow From the Friendship with which I have long been honourd by your Mamma, and the personal ... 19 May 1780 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail Large Packets are here received from Mr. Adams up to March 4th. His Reception was of the ... 24 May 1780 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James Your favour of May the Second came last Evening to Hand, and is the only line received from ... 26 May 1780 Adams, John to Smith, Isaac Sr. I must intreat You to write me, and persuade others to write by every Vessel to Spain and ... 26 May 1780 Warren, Winslow to Adams, Abigail I had the honor of receiving your Letter the last Week handed Me by Mr. Cranch; accompanied ... 3 June 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I went a few days ago to see the Hotel de Monnoie or the Mint, the Building where all the ... 9 June 1780 Cranch, Richard to Adams, John The Bearer Mr. John Leverett has just now inform'd me that he is bound to Holland and ... 11 June 1780 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James Your repeated favours of May 14, May 19 and 30 together with one bearing no date merrit my ... 13 June 1780 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John The Palles which I thought had saild a fortnight ago, still lies at Newbury Port, and gives ...

Enclosure GroupJames Lovell to Abigail Adams, with a Resolution of Congress of 31 May

17 June 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I yesterday received a Letter of 26 April from Brother Cranch, for which I thank him and ... 18 June 1780 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail About a fortnight since Mr. Hutchinson, formerly Governor of the Massachusetts Bay, dropped ... 23 June 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We are very much affected with the Loss of Charlestown—it seems the most disagreable Affair, ... 5 July 1780 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Your favour of April 6th reachd me to day per favour Mr. Williams, and is the only one I ... 14 July 1780 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail Your favour of June 13th. reached me this Morning. I will endeavour to write intelligibly in ... 16 July 1780 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I had just retired to my Chamber and taken up my pen to congratulate you upon the arrival of ... 21 July 1780 Adams, Abigail to Thaxter, John Your agreable favour of March 15 reachd me yesterday. I most sincerely thank you for every ... 22 July 1780 Adams, Abigail to Adams, Charles I must write you a few lines by this opportunity, altho tis a long time since I had the ... 24 July 1780 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Your affectionate Letter by the Count de Noailles reachd me but yesterday, together with ...

Enclosure GroupCotton Tufts to John Adams, Enclosing a Weather Journal, 1779–1780, and an Account of the Dark Day in May 1780

7 August 1780 Thaxter, John to Adams, John Since Mr. Appleton left Us, the inclosed Letters came to hand with a packet of Newspapers as ... 17 August 1780 Cranch, Richard to Adams, Abigail The Alliance arriv'd yesterday after a Passage of about 36 Days. I went this Morning to see ... 21 August 1780 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John I received your favor of the 16 March sometime Ago. The fleet and Army are still att Rd. ... 21 August 1780 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail I have the pleasure of informing You, that Mr. Dana this day recieved a letter from Mr. ... 21 August 1780 Thaxter, John to Adams, John Quincy Your favor from Brussells was duly recieved, and ought to have been acknowledged before this.... 23 August 1780 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I could not omit so favourable an opportunity as the present of writing you a line by Mr. ... 1 September 1780 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis From your Hospitable Mansion of Benevolence and Friendship, I reachd my own Habitation, the ... 2 September 1780 Neufville, Jean de & Fils (business) to Adams, Abigail May we begg leave to offer our Respects to your Excellency, and to enclose here the list of ... 2 September 1780 Thaxter, John to Adams, John By yesterday's post from Nantes Mr. Austin recieved a Letter from Mr. Williams, informing ... 3 September 1780 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John By a Vessel of my unkles bound to Bilboa I write you a few lines, and commit them to the ... 3 September 1780 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James Where is my Friend Mr. Lovell? Can he be an inhabitant of this world and inattentive to a ... 3 September 1780 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail I have at length an Opportunity by Mr. Brown to forward Bills of Exchange; and I only add ... 4 September 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have ordered the Things you desired for yourself and Mr. Tufts by Captain Edward Davis in ... 4 September 1780 Thaxter, John to Adams, John I was this day honoured with your favour of the 30th. of last Month. ... 4 September 1780 Thaxter, John to Adams, John Quincy I had the pleasure of your agreeable favour of the 31st. of August this day, and am much ... 15 September 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I wish you to write me, by every Opportunity to this Place, as well as to France. It seems ... 17 September 1780 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James I was much gratified at again receiving a few lines from you, tho very Laconick. ... 17 September 1780 Thaxter, John to Adams, John I was honoured with your favour of the eighth Instant on the fifteenth. ... 19 September 1780 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail A few days since I had the honor of a letter from Mr. A., who I have the pleasure to inform ... 19 September 1780 Thaxter, John to Adams, John This Evening Capt. Simeon Sampson of the State Ship Mars of 20 Guns arrived here, and ... 20 September 1780 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail I had the honor yesterday of a most excellent letter under the signature of Portia dated ... 23 September 1780 Adams, John to Thaxter, John Last Night I had the pleasure of receiving yours of the 17th. After reflecting a little upon ... 25 September 1780 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The new Orders I have received from your side the Water, have determined me to stay here ...

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