Adams Papers

From Abigail Smith Adams to Mary Smith Cranch, 12 July 1798

Philadelphia July 12. 1798

my dear Sister

By mrs Otis who leaves here this week I send a waistcoat pattern for William Shaw which I designd Should have reachd him before commencment. I Send it to you because I presume he will be at Quincy. if you will get it made for him you may charge it to me. the Stripes should go round the body. I have put some linning in. The Waistcoat should be linned throughout. I hope he will be attentive to arrange all the Books up in the Book Room & to replace all he pulls down. order, Strick order & method will be requird of him in the place designd for him. every Letter & paper are placed in Alphabitical order in desks & places designd for them, and every different department relative to War office Marine office Secretary & Treasury office distinct—so that no trouble occurs in searching for papers.

I do not expect to leave here in ten days—as the Senate must Set after the House rise.

Yours affectionately



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