John Adams to Abigail Adams
York Town November 3. 1777
My dearest Friend
This Moment I received your favour of Octr. 6. by Mr. Niles.—I am as well as can be expected.
We have no News, but such as is old to you.
I congratulate you on the great and glorious Events in the northern Department. Congress have ordered a Thanksgiving, and have done great Honour to the Officers.1
We shall finish the Confederation in a few days.
RC (Adams Papers); docketed by JA in old age: “J.A. to A.A. Nov. 3. 1777.” The letter was written on a blank leaf torn from an earlier letter addressed to JA in an unidentified hand: “The Honble: Jo[. . .] in Congress.”