Adams Family Correspondence, volume 4

John Adams to William Jackson

John Adams to Abigail Adams

Elizabeth Ellery Dana to Abigail Adams, 1 December 1781 Dana, Elizabeth Ellery AA Elizabeth Ellery Dana to Abigail Adams, 1 December 1781 Dana, Elizabeth Ellery Adams, Abigail
Elizabeth Ellery Dana to Abigail Adams
My Dear Madam Cambridge Dec. 1. 1781

This is the first opportunity I have had since my Journey of congratulating you upon your dear Sons safe arrival in Spain, and hope 249it will not be long before you have the happiness of seeing him. The frequent arrivals lately from Europe have I hope made you happy in letters from Mr. Adams. Mr. Dana I hear nothing of by letter. Mr. Guild informed me that he left Amsterdam for Russia in July and your Son with him which I was much pleased with hearing.

Before I went to Portsmouth I heared that I was to be so highly favored as to have a visit from you this fall. I was very sorry that my Journey deprived me of that pleasure, but flattered myself that upon my return I should have seen you. But Miss Dana1 lying dangerously ill of the Throat distemper when I returned prevented my writing to you. She is now better and the season pleasant Must hope that Miss Nabby and you will make us a visit. The Judge2 and young ladies respect request my love to Miss Nabby and Master Tom. Your affectionate friend and Sister,

Eliza Dana

RC (Adams Papers).


Lydia Dana, afterward Mrs. John Hastings, sister of Francis Dana (Elizabeth Ellery Dana, The Dana Family in America, Cambridge, 1956, p. 474).


Presumably Judge Edmund Trow-bridge, of Cambridge, uncle of Francis Dana (Sibley-Shipton, Harvard Graduates , 8:507–520).