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Adams Family Correspondence, Volume 6

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1 December 1784 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, Abigail Your letter from Autueil near Paris of Sept. 8 gave me great Pleasure as it assured me of ... 3 December 1784 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Elizabeth I had my dear Girl such an obligeing visit from you last Night, and such sweet communion ... 3 December 1784 Adams, Abigail to Franklin, Benjamin Mrs. Adams'es Respectfull Compliments to Dr. Franklin, is much obliged to him for the oil ... 5 December 1784 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, Abigail I have not seen your Letter to Sister Cranch as yet, and cannot tell how you like your ... 6 December 1784 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail I yet do not know that you have receiv'd one of the many Letters I have sent you but hope ... 9 December 1784 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith Your Letter by way of Amsterdam had a quick passage and was matter of great pleasure ... 10 December 1784 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth You can judge of my impatience my Dear Cousin, the last week when we heard from Mr. Storer ... 12 December 1784 Adams, John Quincy to Cranch, Mary Smith My Mamma has desired me, My dear Aunt, to give a Copy of a few cursory minutes, that I took ... 14 December 1784 Adams, Abigail to Shaw, Elizabeth Smith I know your good will to have written to me if you had been able. It gives me pain to hear ... 14 December 1784 Adams, John Quincy to Cranch, William I have been so much taken up these four or five days, in copying both for my Pappa and ... 17 December 1784 Hay, Katherine Farnham to Adams, Abigail Permit me My Dear Madam to express my warmest gratitude for your kind attention, in ... 3 January 1785 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Elizabeth I am determined not to neglect my pen for so long an interval as I did before your last ... 3 January 1785 Adams, Abigail to Storer, Charles You bring me much deeper in Debt than I was aware of, but thus it often happens to those who ...

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4 January 1785 Adams, Abigail to Tyler, Royall Half the pleasure of a Letter consist in its being written to the moment and it always gave ... 5 January 1785 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Lucy I Hope you have before now received my letter, which was ordered on board with Captain ... 7 January 1785 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith Your kind Letter of November 6, I received the 4 of Jan'ry. I hope you have received my ... 11 January 1785 Adams, Abigail to Shaw, Elizabeth Smith I was doubly rejoiced to receive a Letter from you not only on account of the pleasure which ... 16 January 1785 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail Not one line from my dear Sister have I reciev'd sinc last September. What can be the ... 18 January 1785 Adams, Abigail to Shaw, John I find Sir, what I never doubted; that you are a Gentleman of your word: I thank you for ... 20 January 1785 Adams, Abigail to Storer, Hannah Quincy Lincoln For your kind congratulations upon my arrival in Europe, receive my thanks. Those only, who ... 20 February 1785 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith Your last favour which was dated in December came to hand in Febry. If Capt. Young has ... 5 March 1785 Adams, John to Tufts, Cotton Last night I received yours of 1 Jan. and immediately accepted the Bill for 50 £. St. ... 7 March 1785 Hay, Katherine Farnham to Adams, Abigail I intended writing you before this but have been waiting very impatiently for letters from ... 8 March 1785 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Elizabeth There is a Gentleman by the Name of Blakney a Philadelphian who is with other company ... 8 March 1785 Adams, Abigail to Tufts, Cotton Mr. Adams received last Evening a Letter from you dated January 1st, in which you inform him ... 20 March 1785 Adams, Abigail to Thaxter, John To what cause shall I attribute your silence, that not a line has reachd me since I arrived ... 11 April 1785 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, Abigail I have not received any Letter either from Mr. Adams or from you since Yours, just after ... 15 April 1785 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith There is a Young Gentleman going from Passy in the pacquet for New York. His Name is ... 19 April 1785 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, Abigail It is now a violent Snow Storm (PM) and I hope it will be the last for this Spring, for the ... 24 April 1785 Adams, John to Tufts, Cotton It was yesterday only that I received your Favour of Nov. 26, which contains many Things ... 25 April 1785 Cranch, Elizabeth to Adams, Abigail How shall I express to you the grateful Sense I feel, for your kind remembrance and ... 25 April 1785 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail I reciv'd your September Letters a little while after I sent off my November ones, and a ... 25 April 1785 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, Abigail Not to hear one word from Novem. to April seemed a very long space of Time, to One ... 26 April 1785 Adams, Abigail to Tufts, Cotton It was not untill the 21 of April that your Letter of December 1st. reach'd me, tho ... 27 April 1785 Adams, John to Cranch, Richard Last Evening, Mr. Jefferson, my worthy Friend called upon me to shew me a Letter from Mr. ... 27 April 1785 Smith, Catharine Louisa Salmon to Adams, Abigail Your kind Letter of the 15th. December came to me last week, and should I pretend to ... 30 April 1785 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail After long Expecting that Pleasure I was Gratifyed about four days since by the Receipt of ... 30 April 1785 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Cranch, Mary Smith I have but a moments time to write you a Line, and send you by Mr. Allen the measure of ... 3 May 1785 Storer, Hannah Quincy Lincoln to Adams, Abigail I am, My dear Madam led by Various Motives to take My pen to Scribble a few lines at least ... 8 May 1785 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith Can my dear sister realize that tis near eleven Months since I left her. To me it seems ... 5 May 1785 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Lucy I presume my dear Lucy would be dissapointed if her cousin does not deliver her a line from ... 6 May 1785 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth I have now before me your two last Letters by my Dear Eliza received by Capt Calliham ... 6 May 1785 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Lucy Your agreeable favour my Dear Cousin was received by me some time since. I have ... 8 May 1785 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Elizabeth Yes my dear Neice, it was a Ceremony that one must study Some time to find out either ... 8 May 1785 Adams, Abigail to Shaw, Elizabeth Smith I do not expect to date you any more letters from this place. Delighfull and blooming ... 8 May 1785 Adams, Abigail to Smith, Isaac Sr. Your Letter by way of Bilboa dated February 25, did not reach me until the 2d. of this ... 9 May 1785 Adams, Charles to Cranch, William I receiv'd your letter of the 27th. of April sometime last week, and as your Chum is ... 10 May 1785 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis I cannot let my son return to America without a few lines to you, nor will I doubt their ... 12 May 1785 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Elizabeth Did you ever my dear Betsy see a person in real Life such as your imagination form'd of Sir ... 12 May 1785 — 17 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) You will perhaps be surprised, to see that in less than 8 hours I have come 9 ½ posts. But ... 17 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) Our winds are now contrary, and as they changed with the moon they may be three weeks as ... 18 May 1785 Adams, Abigail to Storer, Charles I received your Letter this Day when I was in Paris—for the last time! I took my leave ... 18 May 1785 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John After a very warm and dusty Journey, setting out early, and riding late, I arrived here on ... 24 May 1785 Storer, Charles to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) I wrote you this, Amelia, in answer to yours, No. 8, received a day or two ago, for which ... 25 May 1785 — 17 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) You have doubtless received before this, my Letter by Mr. Barclay, and you will have my N:2 ... 3 June 1785 Cranch, Richard to Adams, John This will be handed to you by a worthy young Gentleman Mr. Bulfinch Son of Doctor Bulfinch; ... 4 June 1785 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail I have just heard that Scot is to sail tomorrow. I cannot let a vessel go without a few ... 4 June 1785 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail I had a few days since the pleasure of your favor of the 20th. of March last. Your reproofs ...

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12 June 1785 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, Abigail I have but just returned, my much loved Sister, from my Southern Excursion. You know how ... 21 June 1785 Jefferson, Thomas to Adams, Abigail I have received duly the honor of your letter, and am now to return you thanks for ... 22 June 1785 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Mary Smith The flattering mark of attention which I yesterday received from my Dear Aunt demands my ... 23 June 1785 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Lucy Disappointment upon Disappointment, Mortification upon Mortification My Dear Lucy shall no ... 24 June 1785 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith Captain Lyde is arrived and I have 3 Letters by him, one from Doctor Tufts one from Dr. ... 26 June 1785 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy I have not written you a single line since you left me. Your sisters punctuality I saw ... 26 June 1785 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy I hope, that before this day you are Safely arrived at New York, and that in another Month, ... 27 June 1785 Williamos, Charles to Adams, Abigail I had the pleasure of writing to Mr. Adams four or five days after your departure to ... 30 June 1785 Adams, Abigail to Smith, Isaac Sr. You obligeing favour I received by Captain Lyde and thank you for its contents, which ... 1 July 1785 Adams, Abigail to Williamos, Charles I received your favour last evening which is the first line we have had from you; I shall ... 2 July 1785 McCann, Mary to Adams, John Having humbly presumed to wait on you to solicit the honor of serving your Excellency's ... 4 July 1785 — 11 August 1787 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John Quincy Every day, hour, and minute, your absence mon chere frere, pains me more and more. We ... 7 July 1785 Jefferson, Thomas to Adams, Abigail I had the honour of writing you on the 21st. of June, but the letter being full of treason, ... 17 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail We are now sailing up North River; and have met the french packet about 6 leagues from New ... 17 July 1785 — 31 July 1785 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) I went on shore upon Long Island with our Captain, and visited Monsr. de Marbois, who has ... 19 July 1785 — 7 August 1785 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail I have been waiting till I am out of all patience to hear that you are returnd to England. ... 21 July 1785 Williamos, Charles to Adams, Abigail It is with much pleasure my dear Madam that I hear of your safe arrival in London and that ... 1 July 1785 — 31 August 1785 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith I wrote you by Captain Dashood just when I was about removeing from the Bath Hotel to ... 1 August 1785 — 8 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) In my last I just mentioned having been over upon Long Island, and paid a visit to Mrs.... 3 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, John Mr. Church proposes to embark on board the british Packet, which is to sail to-morrow. He ... 9 August 1785 — 19 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) Mr. Söderström, the Sweedish Consul, has been here about a fortnight. I went this morning ...

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11 August 1785 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy I went from my own little writing room below stairs just now into your Pappas; where Mr. ... 11 August 1785 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Tyler, Royall Herewith you receive your letters and miniature with my desire that you would return mine ... 12 August 1785 Adams, Abigail to Jefferson, Thomas I would not omit so good an opportunity as presents by Mr. Short, of continuing the ... 13 August 1785 Adams, Abigail to Smith, William Stephens Your letter from Harwich, dated August 10, reached us upon the 11th. We were very glad ... 14 August 1785 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail I have just Sent away one Letter and shall now begin another to be ready for the next ... 15 August 1785 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith When I wrote you by Captain Dashood, I was obliged for want of time to break of before ... 15 August 1785 Adams, Abigail to Shaw, Elizabeth Smith I have been situated here for near six weeks. It is one of the finest squares in London. ... 18 August 1785 Adams, Abigail to Tufts, Cotton Captain Lyde is to Sail this week. I will not let him go without a few lines to you, tho ... 20 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) This morning we left Hartford New Haven, accompanied by Mr. Broome, and Mr. Brush, who ... 21 August 1785 Adams, Abigail to Jefferson, Thomas The Gentleman who is so kind as to convey this to you is from Carolina, his Name is ... 22 August 1785 Adams, John to Cranch, Richard I have received your kind Letter of June 3. and rejoice to hear of the Health and Welfare ... 23 August 1785 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy I hope this will find you upon terra firma, tho in vain I searcht the New York papers of ... 25 August 1785 Adams, Abigail to Welsh, Thomas Your obliging favour of April 25 came to hand by Captain Lyde just after my arrival ... 26 August 1785 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John Quincy Lyde sailed the 24th. with a long Letter for you from me, and I have now commenced N 6, ... 27 August 1785 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Lucy I have not yet noticed your obliging favor of April 26th, which reached me by Captain Lyde, ... 29 August 1785 Adams, Abigail to Storer, Elizabeth Mr. Storer your worthy Nephew will be the Bearer of this Letter. I congratulate his Friends ... 29 August 1785 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) I came into Boston this morning, and shall probably spend the week here, in order to pay ... 31 August 1785 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy I hope Mr. Storer, when he delivers this Letter, will find you a Student in the University, ... 2 September 1785 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Elizabeth At the Bath hotel I received my dear Neices Letter of April. I have told your Sister and ... 3 September 1785 Adams, Abigail to Tufts, Lucy Quincy And why my dear Madam have you not written a few lines, and tuckt into a corner of my good ... 4 September 1785 Jefferson, Thomas to Adams, Abigail I was honoured with your letter of Aug. 21. by Mr. Smith who arrived here on the 29th. I am ... 5 September 1785 Barclay, Mary to Adams, Abigail I did not know till this moment that Coln. Franks would set out this evening, who has just ... 5 September 1785 Cranch, Elizabeth to Adams, Abigail My Papa came in this evening and brought a great Letter directed to Mama, superscrib'd by ... 5 September 1785 Smith, William Stephens to Adams, Abigail Your benevolence I know will excuse the particularity of this address, when you confide in ... 6 September 1785 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy Yesterday being Sunday I went with your papa to the Foundling Church, Dr. Price whom we ... 6 September 1785 Adams, Abigail to Jefferson, Thomas I cannot omit by this opportunity acquainting you that on sunday the August packet arrived ... 7 September 1785 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, Abigail The long looked for, the modest, the manly, the well accomplished Youth, is come at last. ... 8 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) All this day has been employ'd in answering Questions respecting you, and all is not over ... 9 September 1785 Adams, John to Adams, John Quincy I have received your Letter by Mr. Church, and am very happy to hear of your Safe ... 11 September 1785 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith I have enjoyed very good Health ever since I came to London, untill ten days past. I had ... 12 September 1785 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy Mr. Storers departure is delayed from day to day so that I fear he will have a ... 15 September 1785 Adams, Abigail to Shaw, Elizabeth Smith Mr. Storer says the ship in which he is to embark will go down to day and that he shall go ... 16 September 1785 Adams, Abigail to Tufts, Cotton I believe that Mr. Storer is going to leave Us in good earnest. He has so long and so many ... 18 September 1785 Adams, Abigail to Smith, William Stephens Col. Franks being detained to day by an accident gives me the opportunity of replieing to ... 19 September 1785 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) I have been in a manner cheated out of this day by the library; for in looking over the ... 19 September 1785 Cranch, Lucy to Adams, Abigail Indeed my ever honoured Aunt I should have been much disapointed if my Cousin had not ... 24 September 1785 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John Quincy Last fryday I closed my Last to you and Mr. Storer sailed on Monday from Graves End so ... 25 September 1785 Jefferson, Thomas to Adams, Abigail Mr. Short's return the night before last availed me of your favour of Aug. 12. I ... 30 September 1785 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith Your kind Letters of July and August are before me. I thank you most sincerely for the ... 1 October 1785 Adams, Abigail to Cranch, Mary Smith I told you in my last, that I was going to dine with my Friend Mrs. Rogers. You must know ... 1 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) I am now settled down for the Winter, and shall be obliged to pay an unremitting attention ... 5 October 1785 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Quincy I began a Letter to you yesterday which I designd to have finishd last evening, but as we ... 5 October 1785 Adams, Abigail to Tufts, Cotton Captain Callihan sails sooner than we expected so that we have not time to write to several ... 6 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail I am afraid my dear Mamma, will accuse me again of neglect for not having written to her, ... 6 October 1785 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, John On the 6th. Ultimo I drew on You for £100 sterling in Favour of Mr. Samuel Eliot, payable ... 7 October 1785 Adams, Abigail to Jefferson, Thomas Your very polite favour was handed me by Col. Franks. I am much obliged to you for the ... 7 October 1785 Tyler, Royall to Adams, Abigail I am equally pleased with your Letter of the Ninth of May and the very Delicate Friendly ... 8 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy to Cranch, Mary Smith Mr. Thaxter will want a horse in a short time, to go a journey, and I should be glad, if ... 9 October 1785 Cranch, Elizabeth to Adams, Abigail You will percieve by the date of this that I am at H——: last thursday I arrived here. My ... 11 October 1785 Jefferson, Thomas to Adams, Abigail Your favor of the 7th. was put into my hands the last night and as I received at the same ... 12 October 1785 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, Abigail The anxious Sentiments of a Parent which You have manifested in the close of Your last ... 14 October 1785 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, Abigail Your agreable Letter of May. 10. from Auteuil I received by your Son. His Absence You ... 15 October 1785 Tyler, Royall to Adams, John It has not been without Anxiety, that I have refrained from addressing a Letter to you for ... 18 October 1785 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John Quincy Mr. James Jarvis called upon us yesterday but we were not at home. To day he wrote to ... 19 October 1785 Adams, Abigail to Jefferson, Thomas Mr. Fox a young Gentleman from Philadelphia who came recommended by Dr. Rush to Mr. ... 23 October 1785 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail I hope my dear Sister you have receiv'd the Letter You was looking for in Callahan. I think ... 25 October 1785 Adams, Abigail to Jefferson, Thomas I should not so soon have ventured to interrupt your more important avocations by an other ... 26 October 1785 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) We have had the most considerable freshet in the river that has ever been known. I ... 26 October 1785 Smith, Catharine Louisa Salmon to Adams, Abigail My heart has dictated many Letters to you since the recept of yours, but my time has been so ... 1 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy to Cranch, William My two Brothers, Leonard and Charles, will leave us tomorrow for Cambridge, and you ... 6 November 1785 Adams, John Quincy to Cranch, William I received on Saturday evening your kind favour of the day preceding, and although I was ... 6 November 1785 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, Abigail Your Son, My Dear Sister has been a Member of our Family for these five Weeks, almost three ... 8 November 1785 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail Although I have written so largly to you by the last vessels that Saild I cannot bear to let ... 16 November 1785 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, Abigail When I wrote to You by Capt. Cushing informed You of my Fears with respect to Mrs. ... 19 November 1785 Cranch, Richard to Adams, John I have just received the within Letters, and as I hear Capt. Young is to sail tomorrow I ... 19 November 1785 Shaw, Elizabeth Smith to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) Tuesday the first of November, I received from you, my ever dear Neice, a Letter dated the ... 20 November 1785 Jefferson, Thomas to Adams, Abigail I have been honoured with your two letters of Octob. 19. and 25. by Mr. Fox and Doctor ... 21 November 1785 Storer, Charles to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) My word I mean always to keep, Amelia, so I write you from this place, though my letter may ... 24 November 1785 Adams, Abigail to Jefferson, Thomas I hope if the Marquiss de la Fayette is returned to Paris he may be able to give us some ... 27 November 1785 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John Quincy Never was there a young Man who deserved more a severe punishment than yourself. I am so ... 29 November 1785 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail How provoking it is to be told that a vessel is to sail next week with our Letters and then ... 5 December 1785 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Adams, John Quincy This Morning I wrote you that we were going to the play with Mrs. Church. At six ... 6 December 1785 Smith, William Stephens to Adams, Abigail The three Letters which Mrs. Adams honoured me with were received at Paris, and should have ... 8 December 1785 Cranch, Lucy to Adams, Abigail I last week recieved your invaluable favour of August 27. by Mr. Storer. I wish it was in ... 10 December 1785 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail Mr. Storer is arriv'd and I have got my Letter and am very sorry to hear you have been ... 11 December 1785 Jefferson, Thomas to Adams, Abigail Expecting Baron Polnitz to call every moment, I have only time to acknolege the receipt of ... 11 December 1785 Palmer, Mary to Adams, Abigail This is the fourth attempt my Dear Madam that I have made to reply to your unmerited favour ... 12 December 1785 Adams, John to Tyler, Royall I have received, your instructive and entertaining Letter of the 15. of October, and ... 18 December 1785 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail I did not design to write another line till I could get my pen mendid but not a creature ... 20 December 1785 Adams, Abigail to Jefferson, Thomas Your favours by Colln. Smith and by the Baron Polintz came safe to hand. As you have justly ... 21 December 1785 Storer, Charles to Adams, Abigail I am persuaded you will be pleased with this letter, if you were not ever before with one ... 23 December 1785 Cranch, Mary Smith to Adams, Abigail I wonder whether Mr. Shaw ever wrote you an account of the good woman who was so much ... 27 December 1785 Jefferson, Thomas to Adams, Abigail I am this day honoured with your favor of the 20th. and an opportunity offering to ... 28 December 1785 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail It is mortifying to me, to be again obliged to offer an excuse, for not having written more ... 29 December 1785 Cranch, Richard to Adams, John When the Senate was last sitting I desired the Honble. Mr. Goodhue≠ of Salem, to answer ... 29 December 1785 Smith, William Stephens to Adams, Abigail An anxiety to preserve a consistancy of Character in the opinion of Mrs. Adams (in whose ... 29 December 1785 Storer, Charles to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) I join fully with you, Amelia, that whatever is, is right. Yet I cannot but regret that the ...