Adams Papers

From John Adams to Abigail Smith Adams, 14 November 1798

Suffield Nov. 14. 1798

My dearest Friend

From Captain Draper at Brookfield we went to Springfield thirty one miles to dinner. Parsons has removed and a Mr Squire of Durham in Connecticutt has taken his house. We fared as well as usual and after Dinner crossed the River and reached this House Austins before sun sett.

Our Horses go like Birds. Clinker capers and rears and kicks and goes Sideways enough to make Louisa fly out of the Window and your Ladyship walks down every Hill. But William and I only laugh at his antic folly which increases his fatigue, and pitty the Coachman whose labour is also increased by it.

We have done very well for three days. We are very anxious to hear of yours Sleeping well and recovering fast. I am / ever your

J. A

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