Adams Papers

From Abigail Smith Adams to Cotton Tufts, 25 May 1798

[25 May 1798]

I wish he did not Love Land so well, because I know we have enough to torment us—when we come to look to that for support, we shall find it difficult enough to procure it, and very much swallowd up by taxes & Labour. I am for having as little trouble as possible as we pass down the vale of years we shall want repose if we live. I have no objection to mr Clarks having the House an other year.

My kind regards to mrs Tufts, and to mr & mrs Norten as well as your Son and daughter. I hope, but know not when to say Congress will rise. It depends much upon Events which may turn up. they talk of the middle of June. I fear it will be later. when ever it is, I am determined to bring on the President if we can only Stay a fortnight, for he stands in great need of a journey. I order the carriage every afternoon & take him out, but tis only a few miles, and he does not these long days get a walk once a week. he is thin & pale but in good Spirits. Indeed he has not time to groan. he however smoaks more Segars than I wish he did.

On the 11 of May the President nominated Samll Snow of the Eastern Stats to be consul at Canton.

I am dear sir with Sentiments of / Sincere esteem & affection your

A Adams


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