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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 13 December 1793

My dearest Friend

This morning I received, with high Pleasure your favour of the 28th, of November [Abigail to John, 18 November 1793] , which as it is the first News I have had from you since I left you has relieved my mind from some part of its Anxiety on Account of your health.

I Yesterday attended Dr. Greens Sermon on the Thanksgiving, who Sung of Judgment as well as Mercy and told his Hearers of all their faults. He went through the De c alogue and enumerated the Transgressions of every Article of it, in this City.

I write nothing of Public Affairs, because the Public Papers will give you full Information. The Result of the whole is that a Combination of barbarous Nations, Spaniards French English Algerines and Indians, will trouble Us for some

time, I Suppose We shall have Motions for a Navy as well as Presents, to assist negotiations with Algerines.

A great Indignation has been excited at New York by a Libel on the President, which I have not Seen as it is Suppressed at present as much as possible. Greanleaf has published an Apology, at least as Sawcy as it is modest.

M. Genet has arrived last night in this City: he was escorted in great Pomp through the Streets of New York to the Ferry; but by his own Countrymen only.

I agreed with Samil to give him Three Shillings and Six Pence a load for Seaweed, I should be glad to get as much as possible into the Yard, I know very well you will do what the Time will permit, in facilitating the Operations of the next Year.

Brisler is well,

I am, ever your affectionate
J. A.

Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 13 December 1793 [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, 13 December 1793. 2 pages. Original manuscript from the Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
Source of transcription: Adams Papers Editorial Project. Unverified transcriptions.
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