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Browsing: Adams Family Correspondence, Volume 1

Docno: ADMS-04-01-02-0003

Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Adams, Abigail
DateRange: 1762 - 1763

John Adams to Abigail Smith

[salute] Dr. Miss Jemima

I have taken the best Advice, on the subject of your Billet, and I find you cannot compell me to pay unless I refuse Marriage; which I never did, and never will, but on the Contrary am ready to have you at any Time.

[salute] Yours,

[signed] Jonathan
I hope Jemima's Conscience has as good a Memory as mine.
RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “To Miss —— Weymouth.”
1. There is no clue to the precise date of this note, the “Billet” to which it is a reply not having been found.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.