Adams Papers

From Abigail Smith Adams to Lucy Cranch Greenleaf, 13 May 1798

Philadelphia May 13. 1798

My dear Neice

If I have not written to you my dear Neice it is not because I have not frequently thought of you through the winter. Your good mother has often informd me of your welfare and that your little Girl was well. I have sent by Mr Black a little token of my Remembrance to her not because I thought you had not pretty things in Boston, but merely that she might have a slip of my giving her, if she is in short coats, and what I Send would make two, with the addition of half a yd more. pray inform me and I will procure it. Mr Black goes from hence this morning. It has been a Great pleasure for me to See him, both as a Friend and Neighbour. I hope he will get the little orphan Safe Home It will not then suffer for those it has lost.

I mourn with you and with all who knew your Faithfull, Learned, good and Benevolent pastor, your loss. Many of my Friends and acquaintance are gone Since I left Home, tho only Six months since. My Love to mrs Smith when you see her—I most sincerly sympathize with her, under the repeated Shocks She has Sustaind. My dear little Mary is amongst the number of those I Shall miss, when I return, which I hope I may be able to, in the month of June. my kind regards to mr Greenleaf From your affectionate Aunt

Abigail Adams

Your uncle & Louissa desire to be rememberd


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