John Adams to Abigail Smith
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.
I hope Jemima’s Conscience has as good a Memory as mine.
RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “To Miss —— Weymouth.”
1. There is no clue to the precise date of this note, the “Billet” to which it is a reply not having been found.