Adams Papers
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John Adams to Abigail Smith, 1762 – 1763

John Adams to Abigail Smith

[Braintree? 1762–1763] 1

Dr. Miss Jemima

I have taken the best Advice, on the subject of your Billet, and I find you cannot compell me to pay unless I refuse Marriage; which I never did, and never will, but on the Contrary am ready to have you at any Time.

Yours,

Jonathan

I hope Jemima’s Conscience has as good a Memory as mine.

RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “To Miss —— Weymouth.”

1There is no clue to the precise date of this note, the “Billet” to which it is a reply not having been found.

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