Adams Papers

From John Adams to John Trumbull, 13 January 1790

New York January 13. 1790

My dear Sir

I am at length determined to omit no longer to write to you.—You read yourself to death. this let me tell you, is a Sin and a crime. Whether it is not of a deeper die, than, intemperate Indulgences of the Bottle or the Girl, is a Case of Casuistry: You know best whether You are guilty of it, or not. if you are I enjoin upon You, Pennance, either of a Walk of five miles a day, all at one time before dinner, or a Seat in Some house of Representatives, at your option.

Given under my hand at New York this 13. of Jan. 1790

John. Adams.

MiD-B: William Woodbridge Papers.

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