Recipient: Adams, Abigail
[dateline] Phila. Feb. 9. 1797
[salute] My dearest Friend
The Die is cast, and you must prepare yourself for honourable Tryals.
I must wait to know whether Congress will do any Thing or not to furnish my House—
if they do not I will have no House before next Fall. and then a very moderate one,
with very moderate Furniture.
The Prisoners from Algiers arrived Yesterday in this City, in good health and looking
very well. Captn.
stevens is among them. one Women rushed into the Crowd & picked out her Husband,
whom she had not Seen for 14 years.1
I am and ever shall / be yours and no others
Mr Sullivan and young Johnson are to breakfast with me.