Recipient: Adams, Abigail
DateRange: 1763 - 1764
[dateline] Friday 10 O'clock
[salute] My Dear Diana
My inclinations, tho' not my Expectations were very much disapointed in not sending
you a long Letter the last time I wrote; however I must still beg your Patience and
I will pay you all, the very first minute I can.—Patience my dear I recommend to you,
upon more accounts than one, first upon your friends, secondly upon your own, for
if you do not have Patience with me, I shall never pay you, neither can you have any
rest without it.
I have the honor of sending this by Lysander, who I hope will convey a great deal
of Comfort to my Diana in her lonely Condition. I fancy you feel of great importance
now. Lysander is a sad unkind Gentleman for he's never been to see me, tho' you promised he should, but I'll forgive him if he'll be better for the future.
Breakfast waits. Adieu.