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Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 5 October 1799

My dearest Friend

I rejoice in the fine weather you have had, accounts from N York and Philadelphia are rather unfavourable, but I hope Frosts will make the city fit for breathing by Novbr. I shall sit out on Wednesday the 9th for several reasons. In the first place, I shall avoid the parade of the 10th which would be very inconvenient, as I wish to put my House in order to receive leave it, in the next place Mr. and Mrs. Otis will wait for me at Westtown which they go this week, and proposed leaving on Wednesday next. It will be pleasenter to me to have some gentleman in company, and Mrs. Otis is next to a sister; so you need not feel anxious about me.

The Leiut Goveneur is to Breakfast with me on monday morning on his way to Plimouth. O how mortified he was that you was at Westtown and he to know nothing of it untill you were gone. He is much delighted with his Fair and his Reviews, particuliarly in the countiys of Berkshire which he speaks of in terms of Rapture.

I inclose some Letters received since your absence. Love to William

Yours affectionatly,

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Cite web page as: Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 5 October 1799 [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, 5 October 1799. 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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