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Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 3 November 1789

My dearest Friend

I did not write to you by the last post. I was in hopes to have received a Letter from you and to have known from under your own Hand how your Health was.Tommy  [illegible wrote me by your direction, and I heard by other Hands of your safe arrival and the News papers inform us that by desire of his Honour the Govenour you was in the procession to accompany the president to his Residence. There is a vile mischevious junto in Boston, but I shall lose the whole chain. The printers have not sent on the papers since you left here; pray order them continued. But now with regard to our own affairs Brisler sends me word that he proposes to return and bring on his Family, and I have engaged two Rooms for him in the House at the End of our Land, adjoining to the corn Field which will be very near and convenient for him. I am not at all satisfied with the Hand I have with me and with Regard to the coachman, you will not confide in him further than you can see him. Brisler will tell you that with Liquers he cannot be trusted. I mention this least Brisler should be obliged to come away before you. The Porter which is in the cellar you will either have sent on, or dispose of as it will freeze. The red wine and any other you chuse you will direct Brisler to put on Board Barnard, 200 weight of cheese and all the butter which can be procured. I hope you will conclude to return sooner than you talkd of, the Trunks of cloaths which you had sent by Bernard you can leave without any inconvenience till Spring.

We have no News here except the expected return of the commissioners from Georgia who it seems have been very unsuccessfull, and concequently must expect

many unfavourable reports with respect to them, some of which are already in circulation. The District court meet this day. The Marshall is qualified and attends. The Rank and presidence was yesterday settl'd and the Marshal is to take Rank of the district Attorney.

Our little John has had the Small pox finely and is quite recoverd of it. Louisa is innoculated from him. Pray present my Duty to your good mother, Love affection where due, congratulations to our New married Friends, for me, and accept the affectionate Regard of your

A Adams

Suppose the horse cart Horse Sled and one Sadle which the Dr. has in his care and the Saw should be put on  [illegible Board Barnard. we shall find them very usefull.

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Cite web page as: Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 3 November 1789 [electronic edition]. Adams Family Papers: An Electronic Archive. Massachusetts Historical Society. http://www.masshist.org/digitaladams/
Original manuscript: Adams, Abigail. Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 3 November 1789. 3 pages. Original manuscript from the Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
Source of transcription: Adams Papers Editorial Project. Unverified transcriptions.
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