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Docno: ADMS-04-03-02-0075

Author: Lovell, James
Recipient: Adams, Abigail
Date: 1778-09-12

James Lovell to Abigail Adams

I have the Mortification of being obliged to tell the amiable Portia { 90 } that the Council of Pensylvania will not grant a partial Exportation of Flour from their State while the general Embargo lasts: So that I cannot soon have the Pleasure of executing the Commission which that lovely Woman has entrusted to me.1 The State of Massachusetts [Bay?]2 will have the Direction of a Quantity out of which the distressed Inhabitants may get a Pittance. I shall join Portia in my Attentions to my dear Mrs. Lovell upon the first free Exportation from hence.

[salute] With affectionate Esteem,

[signed] J L
RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “Mrs. John Adams Braintree To Care of Isaac Smith Esqr. Boston.”
1. See Lovell to AA, 1 Sept., above, and note 1 there.
2. MS damaged.
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.