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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 10 December 1792

My dearest Friend

Your Account of our little domestic affairs and the Arrangements of the Farm, was very entertaining to me, and I hope you will continue to inform me of every occurrence of any consequence. I should be glad to know who is engaged to take the Care of the Place this Winter: What prospect you have of hiring a Man in the Spring by the Year: and your opinion whether I had not better engage a complete farmer in the County of Worcester or Hampshire. None however are Superiour to some in Bridgwater. I am very comfortable at Mr. Otis's. Thomas is very well and very good.

My Friends have been more anxious than I have been about a certain Reelection. There has

been an Ardour upon this Occasion among all the Friends of the Constitution, order and good Government, which I did not expect. The Votes of New Jersey have been unanimous both for President and V. P. Those of Pensilvania were unanimous for P. and 14 out of 15 for V. P. It is reported, but not certain that Delaware and Maryland were unanimous. It is almost an universal Opinion that N.Y. will be unanimous for Clinton? merely to give him an Ecclat and to shew their disapprobation of the V. P. without even a hope or a wish, to have C. elected. I am not however clear that they will be unanimous. The Virginians and N. Carolinians are Said to be zealous against the V. P. not, as some of them say, that they wish to get him out, but to shew a marked disapprobation of his Politicks. But enough of this Electioneering Stuff. My Duty to my Mother and Love to Louisa and all friends.

Tell my Brother that I hope he will Use his

best Endeavours that; Mr. Strong may be reelected. He is an excellent head and heart. They cannot do better.

J. A.


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Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 10 December 1792 [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, 10 December 1792. 4 pages. Original manuscript from the Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
Source of transcription: Adams Papers Editorial Project. Unverified transcriptions.
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