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Docno: ADMS-04-02-02-0292

Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Adams, Abigail
Date: 1777-11-03

John Adams to Abigail Adams

[salute] My dearest Friend

This Moment I received your favour of Octr. 6. by Mr. Niles.—I am as well as can be expected.
We have no News, but such as is old to you.
I congratulate you on the great and glorious Events in the northern Department. Congress have ordered a Thanksgiving, and have done great Honour to the Officers.1
We shall finish the Confederation in a few days.
RC (Adams Papers); docketed by JA in old age: “J.A. to A.A. Nov. 3. 1777.” The letter was written on a blank leaf torn from an earlier letter addressed to JA in an unidentified hand: “The Honble: Jo[ . . . ] in Congress.”
1. See the Journal for 31 Oct., 1, 4 Nov. ( JCC , 9:851, 854–855, 861–862).