Adams Papers

From William Smith Shaw to Abigail Smith Adams, 8 December 1798

[post 8 Dec. 1798]

My dear Aunt

We are all well and only want you and cousen L here to make us very happy. Saturday twelve O clock the president delivered his speech & spoke it so distinctly that I do not believe there was a single word but what was distincly heard all over the house ‘though it was very crouded. The president has had something such an inflamation on his right cheek as he had last summer before he went to the Eastward but is has now left him. We are very anxious <[. . .]> to hear from you—have had no letters since 25 Nov & we begin to fear that you are taken sick. Please to write oftner

I have not heard from my mother. How does Uncle Cranch do? I wish I had more time to write

Wm. S S.

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