Adams Papers

From Abigail Smith Adams to Mary Smith Cranch, 5 June 1798

Philadelphia June 5th 1798

my dear sister

I write you this morning just to say that there are dispatches from our Envoys up to April by which it appears that they have had Several conferences with Tallyrand, the Subject of which was obtaining Money—They are just decypherd and will be communicated. no Reception from the Directory, no like to be any. I can not but Say to you, what will Strike every one, that every hour they remain in France degrades their Country, and embarrasses our counsells beyond conception—

yours &c

A Adams


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