Adams Papers

From Joseph Wharton, Jr. to Abigail Smith Adams, 4 June 1798

[4 June 1798]


From the favorable attention you were pleased to pay to me, while relating to you the holy vision, that appeared to my friend West’s father in Chester County, relative to the awfull visitation of God to our native land, and the exalted station she is here after to hold, paramount to all Nations which have previously, or do now exist, as well as the great denunciations against the European World, now miserably fullfilling; I have presumed on your benignity, to sollicit your kind interference with the President, to grant a favorable compliance to the Prayer of my Petition to him, of this date. May the superintendence of Divine Providence endue our Ruler with wisdom and fortitude, to resist the unjust and unnatural Demands of France! and thereby Peace and national Liberty be restored to the United States, and “our Native Countrey, become an Assylum for the virtuously oppressed of the Old World.”—

With great respect, I am Madam, / Your obed Hb Servant

Jo Wharton

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