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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 12 November 1798

My dearest Friend

At Flaggs We were favoured by a civil Passenger in the Mail Stage with a Newspaper of this day, and read the Accounts mentioned by the Governor in the Morning. The Letter from Admiral Nelson is still wanting.

We stopped at the Gate of Mr. Packard, alighted and made a Visit to Mrs. Quincy and Mr. and Mrs. Packard. All very kind, friendly and polite. Much Anxiety for your health, many kind Inquiries and friendly Sympathies.

We arrived at Williams's before dark, and are very comfortable by a good fire, with good Tea and brown Toast. Tomorrow We hope to reach Brookfield.

If I had less Anxiety about your health, I should have more about public affairs, I suppose.

Mr. Packard came in and Spent the Evening with Us--very Social and communicative. His Account of the People is encouraging enough. Varnums Election he will not allow to be Proof that the People are antifederal or Jacobinical. He thinks they will all oppose the French &c.

I pray that you may sleep and be refreshed. I shall Sleep Sound I hope and believe, Yours as ever,


Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 12 November 1798 [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, 12 November 1798. 1 page. Original manuscript from the Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
Source of transcription: Adams Papers Editorial Project. Unverified transcriptions.
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