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Docno: ADMS-04-07-02-0064

Author: Adams, Abigail
Recipient: Cranch, Elizabeth
Recipient: Norton, Elizabeth Cranch
Recipient: Cranch, Lucy
Recipient: Greenleaf, Lucy Cranch
Date: 1786-05-22

Abigail Adams to Elizabeth and Lucy Cranch

[salute] Dear Girls

Excuse me I have time only to tell you that I designd to have written, but the captain sails sooner than I expected. I send you some magizines to amuse you, and will continue them to you. Give my Duty to my Honourd Mother and Love to my cousins, to the Germantown family1 remember me. I have a letter too for milton Hill { 187 } partly finishd.2 See what procrastination does, but I wanted to have my letters late, and so I am dissapointed of sending any. I am much hurried just at present. Dont you pitty your cousin, not a female companion of her age. Miss Hamilton, the only one she has had in England, is saild for Philadelphia. I wish for you I am sure every day of my Life. Adieu dear Girls. Love me always as I do you, & believe me ever your affectionate Aunt
[signed] AA
RC (MSaE: Abigail Adams Letters; addressed by WSS: “Miss Betsey Cranch Braintree”)
1. The Palmers.
2. To Mercy Warren, 24 May, below.
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, 2018.