Recipient: Adams, Abigail
[dateline] Grosvenor Square Decr 27. 1786
[salute] My dearest
Mr Murray, whom I am glad to see out again will carry to Bath this Memorandum that
We are all very well. He will arrive for what I know before Mr Bridgen. The Weath's
is very cold, but by a good fire and a good Walk I have not yet been obliged to recur
to my Expedient of an immaculate Virgin Bottle of hot Water. I sent Yesterday—Packetts
to Coll Smith from Paris.1
The News from Boston is very well. The Court has set at Cambridge in great Pomp guarded
by three thousand Men and a train of Artillery. The General Court have passed an Amnesty,
with some Exceptions, to all who will take the oath of allegiance, in a certain Time.
The Governor reviewed the Troops and made them a Speech. In short government appears
now in its Majesty supported by those in whom all Majesty originally resides, the
People. I have not seen the Papers but Coll Trumbul gives me this Account,2
Coll Smiths Toast “common sense to the Common People” is already verified.
Make your observations, keep your Journal, and make Nabby Smith do so too, and let
me see all when you return.
[salute] Yours evermore
[signed] John Adams