Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 11 March 1781
Leyden March 11. 1781
My dear Portia
My Letters by Davis, Mr. Guild &c. are lost. -- Pray did you get the Goods by Davis?
This goes by Mr. De L'Etombe Consul of France, a worthy Man. He will do honour to his Country and good to ours.
My Boys are both Students in the University of Leyden. -- All well. -- Write me by the Way of Spain, France, Holland, Sweeden and every other. Jones carried your Chest, Samson carried another. -- Yours with more Tenderness than it would be wise, if it were possible to express.
Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 11 March 1781 [electronic edition].
Adams Family Papers: An Electronic Archive. Massachusetts Historical Society. http://www.masshist.org/digitaladams/
Original manuscript: Adams, John. Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 11 March 1781. 1 page. Original manuscript from the Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
Source of transcription: Butterfield, L.H., and Marc Friedlaender, eds. Adams Family Correspondence. Vol. 4. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1973.