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Adams Family Correspondence, Volume 5

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2 October 1782 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth No Eliza I do not believe your real affection has decreased for Amelia, but a consiousness ... 6 October 1782 Adams, Abigail to Waterhouse, Benjamin Your obligeing favour of Sepbr 10th was put into my hands the day before I set out upon a ... 8 October 1782 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Your favour of August 17th is just put into my hands with word that Capt. Grinnel is to sail ... 9 October 1782 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail In receiving the Communication, that the Treaty of Amity and Commerce between the United ... 10 October 1782 Cranch, Richard to Adams, John I have just been inform'd by Uncle Smith that a Vessel will sail for Holland this Day; and ... 10 October 1782 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, John I this day received your Favour of the 17th. Augst. Ultimo. I find that your mind is much ... 12 October 1782 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I believe I shall set off for Paris next Fryday. Mr. Thaxter and Mr. Storer will go with me. ... 16 October 1782 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yesterday arrived your kind Letters of the 3 and 5 of september. I am preparing to sett off ... 16 October 1782 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) Your obliging letter of 3d September, I have received, and read with all the tenderness of a ... 17 October 1782 Storer, Charles to Adams, Abigail I write you, Madam, agreable to the request of Mr. Adams, having put up for you the sundry ... 17 October 1782 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail I am thus far advanced on my Journey, and shall continue it from hence tomorrow. I found Mr. ... 25 October 1782 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John The family are all retired to rest, the Busy scenes of the day are over, a day which I ... 26 October 1782 Adams, Abigail to Thaxter, John No, the Fire Brand shall not sail again without a Letter to my Friend. Why what a Hurry. I ... 8 November 1782 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The King of Great Britain, by a Commission under the great Seal of his Kingdom, has ... 8 November 1782 Storer, Charles to Adams, Abigail I have taken the liberty to enclose a line to my Papa, under cover of yours; knowing it will ... 9 November 1782 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth A constant succession of company, is all I have to offer in vindication of my appearant ... 10 November 1782 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail We arrived here the 26th. last Month after a tedious Journey in a crazy Carriage, with the ... 13 November 1782 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I have lived to see the close of the third year of our seperation. This is a Melancholy ... 13 November 1782 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy How is it my dear son? You who used to be so punctual in your returns to your Friends that I ... 14 November 1782 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail I forwarded a Letter to You, Madam, yesterday by Capt. Barney, Commander of the Packet ... 19 November 1782 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail In my melancholy, unhappy Moments, (for such I sometimes have), I recur to my old Letters ... 27 November 1782 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail You will believe me, when I inform You, that I am grievously disappointed in only having to ... 4 December 1782 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Your Proposal of coming to Europe, has long and tenderly affected me. The Dangers and ... 4 December 1782 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) Your Solicitude for your Papa is charming: But he is afraid to trust you to the uncertain ... 15 December 1782 Adams, John to Cranch, Richard Since my Arrival here 26 October, untill the 30 of November, We had a constant Scuffle ... 15 December 1782 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail I intended to have wrote largely by this Opportunity, but have been confined ever since last ... 19 December 1782 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth Yesterday, my Dear Eliza, I came here to pass a few days with our friend. I found her much ... 22 December 1782 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth Yesterday my Dear Eliza I returned from Germantown and this morning, it being our usual post ... 23 December 1782 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I have omited writing by the last opportunity to Holland; because I had but small Faith in ... 28 December 1782 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I dare Say there is not a Lady in America treated with a more curious dish of Politicks, ... 30 December 1782 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Altho I wrote you a very long Letter no longer ago than this day week; which went under ... 4 January 1783 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth Your wishes for my happiness, my Dear Eliza, demand my thanks. Wishing, this power of the ... 7 January 1783 Waterhouse, Benjamin to Adams, Abigail For above a fortnight past I have been meditating a visit to Braintree but some unlucky ... 10 January 1783 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John The young Gentleman who is the Bearer of this has acted for about 7 months in the capacity ... 10 January 1783 Adams, Abigail to Robbins, Chandler Jr. The Letter which you find enclosed you will be kind enough to sink should you be so ... 11 January 1783 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth Your letter my Dear Eliza, was, sent me yesterday afternoon. By the bearer of it I returned ... 16 January 1783 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail About three weeks agone, I forwarded a packet of Letters to Mr. Cranch, inclosing one to ... 18 January 1783 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth Your letter my Dear Eliza was this day handed me by your Mamma. I Love her much, Eliza, but ... 22 January 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The Preliminaries of Peace and an Armistice, were Signed at Versailles on the 20 and on the ... 22 January 1783 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail I little expected, when writing to You on the 16th. instant, to have so soon congratulated ... 22 January 1783 Waterhouse, Benjamin to Adams, Abigail Yesterday I received your very obliging Letter and return you many thanks for your ... 27 January 1783 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth Your last letter my Dear Eliza, deserved from the goodness and friendship, expressed, a ... 29 January 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Your kind Letters of Oct. 25. and November 13 came to hand but to day. A Packet from you is ... 30 January 1783 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail In acknowledging the receipt of your kind favor of 26th. October and in confessing it was ... 1 February 1783 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John I arrived here a few days agone, and expect to be at the Hague by the latter end of this ... 4 February 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Your two Letters concerning Mr. Tyler are never out of my Mind. He is of a very numerous ... 10 February 1783 Storer, Charles to Adams, Abigail And why may I not write you, Madam, tho' Mr. Thaxter should not go to America? Is the ... 11 February 1783 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail Did I feel myself conscious of any inclination to suspend a Correspondence that has given ... 12 February 1783 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail I need not tell you I was much disappointed in not having the pleasure of your Company ... 12 February 1783 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis Indeed my dear Madam my omiting writing to you by my son was not oweing to the abrupt manner ... 18 February 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The Peace, which Sets the rest of the World at Ease, increases, I think my Perplexities and ... 18 February 1783 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy You cannot imagine, the Anxiety I have felt on your Account, nor the Pleasure just received ... 20 February 1783 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John I arrived here about a week agone, and expected to leave this place in a vessel for Kiel, ... 26 February 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail “A Court,” as John Dryden informed me, before Experience, “is a place of forgetfulness for ... 27 February 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Dryden, whom I have always loved to read now and then, because I learn something from him, ... 27 February 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail L'Ambition dans l'oisiveté, la Bassesse dans l'orgueil, Le Desir de s'enrichir Sans travail, ... 27 February 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I read in a great Writer, Montesquieu that “l'honneur, en imposant la loi de servir, veut en ... 12 March 1783 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John I suppose you have receiv'd before now my letter from Copenhagen dated Feby. 20th. in which ... 15 March 1783 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, Abigail If I had received your Letter an hour sooner, I could have sent you an answer the same day, ... 28 March 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail On the 30 Nov. our Peace was Signed. On the 28. March We dont know that you have Yet heard ... 28 March 1783 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail Peace seems to have closed all Communication with America. 'Tis a very long time since any ... 7 April 1783 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Tis a long a very long time since I had an opportunity of conveying a single line to you. I ... 7 April 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail It is now compleatly five Years, Since I first arrived in Europe, and in all that time I was ... 11 April 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail There is at length a Ministry in England composed of Kings Friends and Peoples Men, which ... 14 April 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) By this time, I hope, your inclination to travel has abated, and the prospect of peace has ... 16 April 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail It Seems as if Providence had ordered many Things for the last Months, in Such a manner as ... 16 April 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail If Congress when they revoked my Commission had appointed another to make a Treaty of ... 18 April 1783 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail For about three Weeks in the Time of Lent, the Play Houses are shut up, on account of its ... 22 April 1783 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John I arrived here in very good health yesterday morning at about 6. o'clock, after having spent ... 23 April 1783 Lee, Arthur to Adams, Abigail I arrived in Philadelphia this day and had the honor of receiving your Commands of the 9th. ...

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26 April 1783 Storer, Charles to Adams, Abigail The last Evening's news, Madam, has made me somewhat anxious on your Account. We heard of ... 27 April 1783 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Thaxter, John Opportunities of conveyance from America have for these many Months past been so seldom, ... 27 April 1783 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy Last Night I received your Favour from the Hague of the 22 and I congratulate you, on your ... 28 April 1783 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John At length an opportunity offers after a space of near five Months, of again writing to You. ... 28 April 1783 Adams, Abigail to Storer, Charles May I address you by the Epithet of my dear Charles? for I realy feel towards you a Maternal ... 29 April 1783 Adams, Abigail to Thaxter, John I am largely indebted to you my much valued correspondent for many Letters received in the ... 6 May 1783 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John The bearer of this, is Mr. Hardouin a French young Gentleman whose company I had the ... 7 May 1783 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Yesterday Mr. Johonet waited upon me with your favour of Febry 4th. I am sorry you have ... 9 May 1783 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John I wrote you last Tuesday by Mr. Hardouin who will arrive in Paris I suppose to morrow. I ... 10 May 1783 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John No opportunity of writing has pressented since I was so happy as to receive two excellnt ... 10 May 1783 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John Quincy Where, or in what part of the world to address you, my dear brother, I do not at present ... 12 May 1783 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John The fair ended last Saturday, and yesterday I began to translate Suetone's life of Caligula; ... 13 May 1783 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy No Letters from you by the two last Posts. Let me hear from you as Soon and as often as you ... 14 May 1783 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy Mr. Hardouin has just now called upon me, and delivered me your Letter of the 6 Instant. ... 18 May 1783 Adams, John to Adams, John You may well Suppose that I am not very easy when you are informed that We have no News from ... 19 May 1783 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy I am glad to learn, by your Favour of the 12th, that you have begun to translate Suetonius. ... 20 May 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail No News yet from America! We Yesterday, exchanged Full Powers with Mr. Hartley, and have ... 24 May 1783 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John Last Tuesday I went to pay a visit to Mr. van Berkel and when I return'd I receiv'd your ... 28 May 1783 Thaxter, John to Adams, John Quincy I have had the pleasure of recieving your favor of the 20th. instant. With regard to the ... 29 May 1783 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy It gives me great Pleasure to find, that your Situation is agreable to you. An abler ... 30 May 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Here I am, out of all Patience. Not a Word from America. The British Ministry, lingering on. ... 6 June 1783 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John I receiv'd last Tuesday your favour of the 29th of last month. As Mr. Dumas is so good as to ... 9 June 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail What would I not give for an Arrival from America? or for certain Advice from London of the ... 10 June 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Day after day, Week after Week, Month after Month, roll away and bring Us no News. I am So ... 10 June 1783 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail It would give me great Satisfaction to have it in my power to reply to any Letter from you ... 12 June 1783 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy The Bearer of this Letter, Eliphalet Fitch Esqr., a Gentleman of large Fortune and high in ... 14 June 1783 Adams, Abigail to Tyler, Royall I had thoughts of writing to you before I received my last Letters from abroad, because you ... 14 June 1783 Adams, Abigail to Tyler, Royall You wish me to devote half an hour to you in your absence; you requested and I comply, to ... 19 June 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The Legion of Lauzun has arrived, and We hope has brought the Orders of Congress, for Us, ... 20 June 1783 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John If I was certain I should welcome you to your native Land in the course of the summer, I ... 24 June 1783 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John I receiv'd some days agone two setts of the 3d. and 4th. volumes of the Politique ... 26 June 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail No Letters from you Since last December. Write by the Way of England Holland, France Spain ... 26 June 1783 Cranch, Richard to Adams, John Your most esteemed Favour of the 15th. of December came safe to hand, for which I heartily ... 30 June 1783 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I wrote you a Letter a fortnight ago to send per this opportunity, but meeting with the ... 1 July 1783 Adams, Abigail to Thaxter, John Mr. Smith is at last about to leave us. I cannot in conscience omit so good an opportunity ... 1 July 1783 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth Every moment of my time has been employd since we got home, in writing to my friends abroad, ... 1 July 1783 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Thaxter, John On my return from a little excursion to Hingham some time since, I was presented with a ... 3 July 1783 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy I can tell you nothing with Certainty when the Peace will be finished. I hope it will not be ... 9 July 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Not a Line from you since December. Congress has not cutt off our heads for making Peace, ... 13 July 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We have had for a Fortnight or Three Weeks a Succession of Hot Weather, attended with an ... 17 July 1783 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth For these Two days my Dear Eliza, I have been in expectation of hearing from you. Mr. Shaw ... 17 July 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail No Letter from you, yet. I believe I shall Set off Tomorrow or next day, for the Hague, and ... 18 July 1783 Cranch, Richard to Adams, John The Bearer Mr. Benjamin Austin is a Son of the Honble. Benjamin Austin Esqr. of this Town, ... 18 July 1783 Cranch, Richard to Adams, John The Pamphlets herewith inclosed, I send you by favour of Mr. Benjamin Austin, Merchant ... 20 July 1783 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth Amid the numberless letters that you receive from your various and numerous correspondents, ... 21 July 1783 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I last evening received a Letter from Mr. Thaxter dated in April, and Mr. Storer received ... 21 July 1783 Adams, Abigail to Thaxter, John I almost fear I shall be too late for the Vessel which is about to sail for England. I did ... 23 July 1783 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail It is indeed a long time since I have receiv'd any Letters from my friends in America, and I ... 26 July 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Last Saturday, I left Paris, and on Tuesday arrived, at the Hague. To Day I am come to this ... 29 July 1783 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail Mr. Adams having taken a Journey to Holland for three or four Weeks, and there being nothing ... 30 July 1783 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail Altho' I have already written you by Mr. Brush who will probably deliver this to you; yet I ... 14 August 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have received your two favours of 7 May and 20 June. I had received no Letter from you for ... 14 August 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) I have received your affectionate letter of the 10th of May, with great pleasure, and ... 20 August 1783 — 29 August 1783 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth Why my Dear Eliza have I not had the pleasure of hearing from you but once in an absence of ... 20 August 1783 Cranch, Richard to Adams, John This will be convey'd to you by the Honble. Natl. Gorham Esqr. our late Speaker, who ... 24 August 1783 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John By Capt. Freeman who Sails on Sunday for England I embrace the opportunity of writing you a ... 1 September 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have not received my Letters of Recall from Holland and therefore must disappoint you and ... 4 September 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have the Satisfaction to inform you that the definitive Treaties were all Signed ... 4 September 1783 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail I should deserve, all the reproaches which my friends in America have made me if I neglected ... 7 September 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This Morning for the first Time, was delivered me the Resolution of Congress of the first of ... 10 September 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We have received from Congress a Resolution by which We are to be impowered to negotiate a ... 10 September 1783 Adams, John to Cranch, Richard I have received with very great Pleasure, your favours of June 26 and July 18. If my ... 10 September 1783 Adams, John to Tufts, Cotton I thank you for your Favours of June 26 and July 5 and for your obliging Congratulations, on ... 10 September 1783 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail As you have ordered me in a Letter which I have Lately receiv'd to give you my own ... 12 September 1783 Adams, John In the Name of God Amen, I William Smith of Weymouth in the County of Suffolk and ... 17 September 1783 Adams, Abigail to Shaw, Elizabeth Smith It will not be in my power to get Beaf. Bisquit I can procure, I shall prepaire a dinner ...

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20 September 1783 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Dearer if possible than ever; for all the parental props which once sustaind and supported ... 14 October 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have had another Fever, which brought me low, but as it has carried off certain Pains and ... 15 October 1783 Adams, Abigail to Gerry, Elbridge Your obligeing favour was handed me from Mr. Guild, at a time when I was engaged in the ... 19 October 1783 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John My last Letter to you was written in Sepbr. I closed it, because I knew not how to think ... 20 October 1783 Adams, Abigail to Thaxter, John To you my young Friend upon whom the parential ties are strong and unbroken; who never yet ... 6 November 1783 Gerry, Elbridge to Adams, Abigail Since I had the Pleasure of addressing You, nothing of Importance has occurred in the ... 8 November 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yours of Jany. 10 to Mr. Robbins, he shewed me this Moment and informs Me, he goes on Board ... 8 November 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have this Day, by Special Permission from their Majesties obtained by Mr. West the Painter ... 11 November 1783 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Col. Trumble has been so kind as to visit me, and request a Letter from me to you; I have ... 18 November 1783 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have time only to inform you that We are well, and to repeat my earnest Wish and ... 20 November 1783 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Your favour dated at Amsterdam in july was last evening handed to me; and this evening your ... 20 November 1783 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy This evening as I was Setting, with only your sister by my side, who was scribling at the ... 24 November 1783 Gerry, Elbridge to Adams, Abigail Mr. Thaxter is arrived with the Definitive Treaty and I have the pleasure of receiving a ... 7 December 1783 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Will you honour a Bill of mine, drawn in favour of Uncle Smith for 60 pounds, to pay for 9 ... 15 December 1783 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I returned last Evening from Boston, where I went at the kind invitation of my uncle and ... 16 December 1783 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail I have this moment received your polite Invitation to dinner tomorrow, and am extremely ... 26 December 1783 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy Your Letters by Mr. Thaxter I received; and was not a little pleased with them; if you do ... 27 December 1783 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I did not receive your Letter of August the 14th. untill this very Evening; I was much ... 3 January 1784 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I have already written you 3 Letters, which have been waiting a long time for a passage; ... 4 January 1784 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth And why my Dear Eliza has my letter layn unanswered. That it merited a reply I will not ... 4 January 1784 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, Abigail I received Yours, last Friday just as We were siting down to dinner, favoured by Mr. Ludden. ... 6 January 1784 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, Abigail Yesterday afternoon Mr. V——handed me your letter. I am sorry that you were prevented from ... 13 January 1784 Tyler, Royall to Adams, John When a man's views are direct and his Intentions consistant with Honour and Virtue he seldom ... 15 January 1784 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I write you again by this vessel altho it seem's as if there was a Spell to detain her; she ... 20 January 1784 Cranch, Richard to Adams, John I have received your esteemed Favour of the 10th. of Sepr. 1783, and am sorry to find that ... 25 January 1784 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I was much disappointed, on the Arrival of Mr. Temple in London, at not finding a Letter ... 11 February 1784 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Two days only are wanting to campleat six years since my dearest Friend first crost the ... 28 February 1784 Adams, Abigail to Green, Hannah Storer I inclose to you my sons Letters, which you will be so kind as to return safe to me again; ... 14 March 1784 Adams, Charles to Cranch, William NB This is not performing the promise of writing to one another every week. I know you can ... 15 March 1784 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I have not received a Line from you, nor heard a Syllable Since yours of November 18th, ... 15 March 1784 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy As I did not write you by the last conveyance I will not omit the present. I supposed your ... 19 March 1784 Adams, Abigail to Gerry, Elbridge I received Letters dated about the middle of November from Mr. Adams, in which he was very ... 26 March 1784 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, Abigail The Roads have been so bad for several Weeks past, that there has been but little ... 3 April 1784 Adams, John to Cranch, Richard Your kind Letter of 20 Jany. I received Yesterday. Mr. Tylers Letter inclosed is here ... 3 April 1784 Adams, John to Tyler, Royall I Yesterday received your Letter of the thirteenth of January. The Subject of it has for ... 12 April 1784 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I hope this will be the last Letter which I shall have occasion to write to you, before I ... 16 April 1784 Gerry, Elbridge to Adams, Abigail I am this day, Madam, favoured with your Letter of the 19th. of March, and embrace the ... 18 April 1784 Adams, John Quincy to Cranch, Elizabeth While I was at St. Petersbourg, I had, the Pleasure, of receiving a Letter from you; I ... 25 April 1784 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy I have been much dissapointed in not receiving any Letters from your Father or you by the ... 6 May 1784 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, John I am glad to hear that my Cousins got home well. Poor Boys I believe that they had their ... 18 May 1784 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John I have only time to write a few lines for the present as the Post is about to depart. On ... 18 May 1784 Gerry, Elbridge to Adams, Abigail By Mr. Bourne, who was here last Week, I informed You that our commercial Affairs were ... 20 May 1784 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John I have been looking out for lodgings, yesterday and this day, and have at length found a bed ... 25 May 1784 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I came to Town yesterday and have engaged My passage on Board the ship Active Capt. Lyde, ... 25 May 1784 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John Yesterday, I met Mr. Bridgen at the Coffee House; he told me he had a book for you, and this ... 28 May 1784 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy At Amsterdam I received your Letter of the 18 and to day that of the 20th. ... 1 June 1784 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John Yesterday I received your favour by Dr. Parker, and was very glad to find you pleased with ... 5 June 1784 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Cranch, Mary Smith I have the pleasure to inform you of my safely being lodged in our Haverhill Dwelling, last ... 6 June 1784 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy Last night I received yours of the 1. with the Letter from your Mother to you, by which it ... 6 June 1784 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John Last Wednesday Mr. W. Vaughan, got me introduced into the house of Commons, and I was there, ... 6 June 1784 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy A young Gentleman of 17, must not talk of low Spirits for Small disappointments. He must ... 11 June 1784 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John I am so pleased with your Letters, in general, that you may well believe that of the 6. has ... 15 June 1784 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John I this day receiv'd your favour of the 11th. instant and expect to send the Books away, in ... 18 June 1784 Adams, Abigail to Tufts, Cotton As You have been so kind as to undertake the care of Mr. Adams'es Estate and affairs during ... 18 June 1784 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John In my last Letter, I informed you of my intention to set off for the Hague next Wednesday; ... 18 June 1784 Cranch, Richard to Adams, John The Oportunity that now presents of sending this by your most amiable Friend, while it makes ... 20 June 1784 Adams, Abigail to Dana, Elizabeth Ellery Little my Dear Mrs. Dana did I think I should leave America without seeing you, but a slow ... 21 June 1784 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy I received your Letter of the 15th. on the 18th. and that of the 18th. this moment, and am ... 26 June 1784 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Cranch, Mary Smith Mr. Dodge has just informed me of his design to go to Boston tomorrow, and has kindly ... 1 June 1784 — 30 June 1784 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy There is no Accomplishment, more usefull or reputable, or which conduces more to the ... 3 July 1784 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail From the first of April to this time, I have been in constant and anxious Expectation of ... 3 July 1784 Cranch, Richard to Adams, John I wrote you a few Lines by your most amiable Partner who sailed in a Ship commanded by Capt. ... 3 July 1784 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, John Since Mrs. Adams's Departure I have revolved within myself, whether you would not have an ... 5 July 1784 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail Suppose every proper Epithet to occupy these two upper Lines. ... 6 July 1784 — 30 July 1784 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith I have been 16 days at sea, and have not attempted to write a single Letter; tis true I have ... 7 July 1784 Paine, Eunice to Adams, Abigail It is now the 7th. of July, the 18th. day Since we Saw You Quit our shores to seek a happier ... 9 July 1784 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth My Dear Eliza will be one of the first to inquire after the welfare of her friend. Nor shall ... 10 July 1784 Adams, Abigail to Tyler, Royall As well in compliance with your request, as to gratify my own inclination I take my pen ... 11 July 1784 Adams, Abigail to Shaw, Elizabeth Smith This day 3 weeks I came on Board this Ship; and Heaven be praised, have hietherto had a ... 23 July 1784 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John At length Heaven be praised I am with our daughter safely landed upon the British Shore ... 26 July 1784 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Your Letter of the 23d. has made me the happiest Man upon Earth. I am twenty Years younger ... 27 July 1784 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) With the tenderest emotions of a father's heart, I congratulate you on your agreeable ... 28 July 1784 — 30 July 1784 Adams, Abigail to Shaw, Elizabeth Smith I think when I finishd the last page I was rubbing myself up on Board Ship. But this was not ... 30 July 1784 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I was this day made very happy by the arrival of a son in whom I can trace the strongest ... 30 July 1784 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth This day I was Dining with Mamma at Mrs. Atkinsons in hourly expectation of receiving ... 30 July 1784 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John I was so lucky as to have a passage of 26 hours from Helvoetsluis to Harwich and arrived in ... 1 August 1784 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Elizabeth Enclosed is a tasty ribbon for you, I do not mean to forget my other dear cousin, but could ... 1 August 1784 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Your favour without a Date, just now received and Mr. Jeffersons Arrival, a Month sooner ... 1 August 1784 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy I have the Pleasure of yours of July 30. and advise you to purchase the Coach and prepare ... 2 August 1784 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith Before Mr. Smith went away I had no opportunity to ask Master John a Question but in company.... 6 August 1784 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John We have not received as yet any answer to the letters we wrote you the day I arrived in ... 7 August 1784 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail Long e'er this time I hope my dear Sister and Cousin have sat their Feet upon the British ... 12 August 1784 Cranch, Richard to Adams, John After a long Interval, I had Yesterday the great Happiness of receiving your esteemed Favour ... 24 August 1784 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Cranch, Mary Smith I thank you, and my Betsy Smith for your kind Care of my dear little sick Girl. She has had ... 27 August 1784 Tyler, Royall to Adams, John I received your Letter of the Third of April, Two Days since. ... 4 September 1784 Adams, Abigail to Quincy, Anna It was not untill yesterday that I had the Honour of your Letter inquireing into the ... 4 September 1784 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth Here my Dear Eliza is your friend placed in a little village two or three miles from Paris, ... 4 September 1784 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Lucy Will you not think me very unmindfull of you my Dear Lucy that I have not ere this, written ... 5 September 1784 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Elizabeth I am situated at a small desk in an appartment about 2 thirds as large as your own little ... 5 September 1784 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Lucy I promised to write to you from the Hague, but your uncles unexpected arrival at London ... 5 September 1784 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith It is now the 5th of September, and I have been at this place more than a fortnight, but I ... 5 September 1784 Adams, Abigail to Tyler, Royall I have scarcly toucht a pen since I came from London nor have I written a single Letter to a ... 5 September 1784 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis Although I have not yet written to you, be assured Madam, you have been the subject of some ... 5 September 1784 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Warren, Mercy Otis I should have availed myself, Madam, of your permission to write you, ere this, had an ... 5 September 1784 Adams, John to Tufts, Cotton I am here, happily Settled with my Family and I feel more at home, than I have ever done in ... 6 September 1784 Adams, John to Tufts, Cotton Know all Men by these Presents, that I John Adams of Braintree in the County of Suffolk in ... 8 September 1784 Adams, Abigail to Tufts, Cotton To a Gentleman I so much respect, and esteem, I am ashamed to write only a few hasty lines, ... 11 September 1784 Adams, John to Franklin, Benjamin Mr. and Mrs. Adams present their Compliments to Dr. Franklin and hope to have the Honour of ... 26 September 1784 Cranch, Elizabeth to Adams, Abigail The last evening we were all made happy by the reciept of Letters from you and Cousin ... 29 September 1784 Palmer, Joseph to Adams, Abigail I heartily rejoice to hear of Your safe arrival; pray make My best respects acceptable to Mr.... 30 September 1784 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth Your letter N 2. Eliza, I was so happy as to receive a day or two ago. I searched my ... 3 October 1784 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail Accept my dear Sister a thousand thanks for your charming Journal, it is just Such an one as ... 10 October 1784 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail When I return'd from Haverhill I hurry'd over a very incorrect Scrowl, being as I thought ... 15 October 1784 Shaw, John to Adams, Abigail Most Sincerely do I congrattulate you, Madam, and your amiable Daughter upon your Safe ... 15 October 1784 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, Abigail Permit me to congratulate both you and my dear Neice upon your safe and happy arrival upon ... 29 October 1784 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, Abigail It gives me great Pleasure to hear of your safe Arrivall in Europe, and that you are once ... 5 November 1784 Storer, Charles to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) Monitor, Amelia? I don't know whether the idea is more flattering or affronting. What an old ... 6 November 1784 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail Mr. Tyler has this moment reciev'd a Letter from Cousin Nabby by Captn. Lyde. I hope there ... 22 November 1784 Storer, Charles to Adams, Abigail Very well, Madam; this fine house of the Comte de Rouhaut, spacious Gardens, Courts &c. have ... 26 November 1784 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, John Yours of Sept. 5. I received the 13th. Instant and rejoice to hear that You are in the ...