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Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 15 December 1795

My Dearest Friend

This is the sixteenth day since you left me, and I have not yet heard a word from you. I hope tomorrows post will bring me a Letter. I wrote you on the 10th. The day before yesterday was the first Winter Weather we have had. A pretty severe Snow storm lasted through the day. It fell mist and the rain the day before renders it bad for Wheels and worse for a Sled. The Weather is so moderate to day that it will move fast. Our people got the clover all coverd on Saturday. Yesterday Deacon French calld to setle his account, and his conscience not only permitted him to take the 4/6 pr. day but to Charge 16 Shillings in addition for his plow. I paid him 45 dollars wanting two shillings. You have seen no doubt the Federilism of Govr. Gilman in New Hampshire. Maryland too has manifested their Approbation, and even Virginia was almost persuaded, they comprehend the absurdity of it is, and it is not, or I do not conceive how they could approve of the President's conduct, and approve of their Senators conduct too. I am all impatience for the President's speach. O for Authority, and I would humble all Jacobinical wretches in the dust, I may safely say this since France their great exampler has done so. I long to hear from

our dear Children abroad, We have not been so long since their arrival as now, without hearing from them.

Let me hear as often as possible from You and write me all the News you will venture upon.

My best regards to all inquiring Friends from Your ever affectionate

Abigail Adams

Mrs. Brisler and Family are well. She is here to day and desires to be rememberd to her Husband.

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Cite web page as: Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 15 December 1795 [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, 15 December 1795. 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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