Adams Papers

From Abigail Smith Adams to Mary Smith Cranch, 13 May 1798

Philadelphia May 13. 1798

My dear Sister

I write you a few lines by mr Black altho I know the post will go quicker. I hope to get Letters to day from Quincy, now a week since I heard. we are thank God all well. the President is most worn down I tell the Gentlemen if they do not give him a respit Soon it will be too much for him—the Numurous addresses which pour in daily in abundance give him much additional writing. They are however a gratefull and pleasing testimony of the Satisfaction of the publick mind, assurences to Support the Government, notwithstanding the pains which has been taken to poison it.

I Send you my dear Sister a peice of Muslin for two Crowns of caps. It must be done up with great care It is calld deca muslin. It does not look well to tell the price of any thing which is for a present, but that you may know its real value I will tell you that it was Six dollers pr yd. It is accompanied by a peice for a Border which to get the blew out you must put in vinigar & water. I have also sent you a narrow lace for to put on them. If you put a double Border there will be enough for only one. Let me know because when I find a pretty Edging I will Send you enough for the other. You will want to run the lace upon a narrow peice of Muslin. Ladies of your age wear Such fine Muslin, with White Ribbons made like the dress close caps, with a little Hair seen at the Ears—

I have not time to add more than Yours

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