Recipient: Adams, Abigail
[dateline] Philadelphia Feb. 24. 1797
[salute] My dearest Friend
The Presbyterian Congregation have voted me the front Pew in their Church for my Family.
It is an elegant new Building and the Pew is large1
I have bought me a Pair of Young Horses for a Carriage and a saddle horse.
The Birthday was affecting and the Night Splendid but tedious to those who were too
old to dance.2
I have now Settled all My Accounts with the senate as you will see by the inclosed
I assure you it was a tender Scene at parting.3
How do you like our Adieus alias Farewells. Nothing yet determined about House or
Furniture. Yours with a great desire to be with you, but it is impossible