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Adams, Abigail Smith (1744-1818, wife of John, designated as AA in The Adams Papers):

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sends fabric, clothing, and goods to Cranches21

receives visitors and entertains at Grosvenor Square18

hosts dinners17

makes and receives visits17

entertains at Auteuil14

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sends fabric, clothing, and goods to family in U.S.14

presentation to George III and Queen Charlotte13

visits in and around London12

orders household items through JA in Philadelphia11

visits and dines out in France11

visits and dines with Americans in London10

visits to the James Warrens at Plymouth and Milton and from the Warrens and their children10

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WSS as secy. to10

purchases for and receives goods from Jefferson9

sends fabric, clothing, and goods to Shaws9

sends fabric, clothing, and goods to U.S.9

buys table linen and shirts for Jefferson8

dines out8

sends money to JA's mother8

attends theater in London7

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dines out in London7

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does not attend “publick Amusements” without JA7

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has Jefferson buy platters and statuettes7

on illness and death of her mother7

attends parties6

correspondence with Mme. Grand6

entertains in Braintree6

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sends books to Shaws6

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social engagements in Netherlands6

visits sights in London6

church attendance of5

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comments on and relations with servants5

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describes Paris theater5

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English custom bars from JA's dinner for foreign ministers5

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inherits land, money, and silver tankard from father5

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learns of death of Elizabeth Storer Smith5

nurses family and servants through serious illnesses5

orders chocolate from Massachusetts5

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receives food and goods from U.S.5

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sightseeing in Netherlands5

takes long walks5

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asks Jefferson to buy shoes, other goods4

attends Paris theater4

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dines at Col. Quincy's house4

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exchanges medals with Thomas Brand Hollis4

Gerry mistakenly delivers her canister of tea to Mrs. Samuel Adams4

meets and describes Mme. Helvétius4

sad to leave France4

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sends letters to U.S.4

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attempts to assist family of George Trott3

attends 4th of July celebration and Harvard commencement3

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attends London theater3

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attends queen's birthday celebration3

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attends swearing-in ceremony at Utrecht3

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attentions paid to Mrs. Lovell3

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boards JA's law clerks3

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copes with London hours of rising, eating, entertaining3

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correspondence with Lovell3

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describes family activities at Auteuil3

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describes promenade to Longchamp3

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friendship with Mme. Lafayette3

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John Cranch sends meat to3

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kept unaware of JA's illness3

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loves house and garden at Auteuil3

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Mary Cranch requests linen from3

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plans to visit Warrens3

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presence of Estaing's fleet occasions round of visits and dinners on shipboard and in Braintree3

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presents Anne Bingham at court3

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receives news from U.S.3

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requests stocking weaver's needles for Hardwick3

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rides in carriage in London3

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sees advantages of living in England3

sends books to Cranches3

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sends books to U.S.3

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sends book to John Cranch3

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the Warrens welcomed as near neighbors3

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visits to and from Mrs. Dana3

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writes to Cranches3

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arrangements for care of JA's mother2

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as grandmother2

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asks Rufus King to frank letters2

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assumes responsibility for answering important communications received by JA2

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attends coronation anniversary2

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attends theater at The Hague2

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bonnet shredded by coins on coach trip2

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care and disposal of clothes in Braintree2

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comments on JA's clothing2

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concern about family's reception, her role in London2

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correspondence with Elbridge Gerry2

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describes entertaining at Auteuil2

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describes fireside circle2

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family news provided by Eliphalet Brush2

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gives Elizabeth Shaw medical advice2

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hears Handel's Messiah 2

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invited to dine with Smiths of Clapham2

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invites Patsy Jefferson to stay with in London2

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keeps pet birds2

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limits visits to loyalists in London2

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lodges soldiers and refugees2

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Lucy Cranch sends song to2

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receives disturbing news2

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sends newspapers to U.S.2

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sews or reads2

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shops2

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sightseeing at Bath2

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speaks French with servants2

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troubles with tenant Hayden2

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trouble with tenant Hayden2

visited by Arthur Lee2

visits Osterley Park2

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visits Ranelagh Gardens2

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WSS and David Humphreys dine with2

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activities of reported in newspapers1

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aids British prisoners of war1

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and brother-in-law John Shaw1

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anticipates move to London1

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arranges for milk and cream delivery1

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asks family not to mention gifts received from1

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as matchmaker for Cotton Tufts1

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attends funeral for Duke of Northumberland1

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attends opera1

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attends Tea Party commemoration1

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Bath city band performs for1

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breakfasts out in London1

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breakfasts with David Humphreys1

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breakfasts with Edward Bridgen1

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cares for Mary Jefferson in London1

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characterizes Anne Bingham1

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compares domestic duties in London and Braintree1

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concern that gifts to relatives not offend1

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confidential correspondence with Mary Cranch1

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declines opportunity to attend opening of Parliament1

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describes Epiphany dinner1

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describes “Ladies Route”1

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describes London fashion1

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describes Sundays in Paris1

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“dined Nine Gentlemen to Day”1

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dines with Dana1

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dining habits in London1

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dislikes attending balls without accompaniment1

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does not attend Court regularly1

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does not cook or clean in Auteuil1

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encourages Jefferson to come to London1

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enjoys imagining being in Braintree1

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exchanges visits with diplomats1

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excluded from Patience Wright's conversation with JA1

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frustrated at custom of not being at home to callers1

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gives home remedy for jaundice1

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has dog named Caesar1

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has set of dining room tables made1

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hears JA arrive home, puts on tea1

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horseback riding1

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housekeeping1

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“I am still left alone”1

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“I endeavour to live in the most frugal manner posible”1

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ignored by Boston's “Beau Mond”1

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“I have been like a nun in a cloister”1

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“I have lived a very recluse life since your absence”1

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“I have so little of the Ape about me; that I have refused every publick invitation”1

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in Boston (Dec. 1780)1

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informs Jefferson about Capt. Henry Stanhope1

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inoculation with smallpox general among Adams family and circle1

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intends to buy clothing in Paris1

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invitations to public assemblies declined1

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invites ship captains to dine with Adamses1

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Jefferson awaits instruction about wine1

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Jefferson introduces to Anne Mangeot de Corny1

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Jefferson visits1

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John Boylston visited in England (1787)1

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journal-letter deeply moves Mary Cranch1

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learns of death of Lucy Quincy Tufts1

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leaves dinner early1

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makes family clothing1

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makes inquiries about Simon Tufts1

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makes inquiries about Simon Tufts Jr. in London1

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marriage to JA1

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meets Generals Washington and Lee1

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misses “Sallet” and peas1

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more active in London than in Paris1

nurses brother-in-law1

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on illness and death of JA's brother Elihu1

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on scarcity of West Indies goods1

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orders salt fish1

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plays cards1

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pleased with London home, friends, family's prospects1

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Quincys take refuge with1

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receives large turtle for banquet1

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rumored to have dined with Prince of Wales1

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satisfactions in correspondence with Thaxter1

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seeks commission for JA's brother Elihu1

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sends account for books purchased for Manasseh Cutler1

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sends copy of Prussian treaty to Isaac Smith Sr.1

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sends money to Cotton Tufts1

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sends newspapers to Jefferson1

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sociableness of neighbors in time of crisis1

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social engagements at Bath1

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spends day at home for callers1

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stays at Bath Hotel, London1

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“such a rapid succession of events have been crouded into the last two Months of my Life, that I can scarcly recollect them, much less recount them”1

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Superior Court judges and members of bar dine with1

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supplies and clothes at Braintree home1

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tells anecdote about loneliness1

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“the House ... shakes with the roar of Cannon”1

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the Warrens visit1

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Thomas Welsh asks to procure lace for Harriet Welsh1

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thoughts wander to JA and JQA in Paris1

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to arrange purchase of clothes in England for Elizabeth Shaw1

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tours Tuileries1

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travels limited1

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unfavorable view of her sister Elizabeth's engagement1

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unwilling to pay to attend benefit night at theater1

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visited by Dr. Aaron Dexter1

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visited by Dr. Waterhouse1

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visited by Ellerys1

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visited by Lètombe1

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visited by Sir James Jay and George Digges1

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visit from Samuel Adams and wife1

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visits Cranches1

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visits former home of Elizabeth Storer Atkinson1

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visits French warship1

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visits from Thaxter sisters1

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visits Hampstead1

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visits New England Coffee House1

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visits Paris orphanage1

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visits Thaxter family1

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visits with Charles Warren1

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visit to Haverhill1

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wants niece's cats1

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wants private chamber where she can write “Letters and keep my papers unmollested”1

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wants shagbark hickory nuts from Massachusetts1

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wants sister to share journal-letter with friends1

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watches balloon flight1

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“We feel a temporary peace”1

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“We live in continual Expectation of Hostilities”1

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William Shaw requests book from1

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wishes to hear Archibald Maclaine1

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won't buy staples at inflated prices1

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“would not wish to see such a family picture in print”1

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would trade Auteuil house for her “own little Cottage”1

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yearns to speak French1

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