Adams Papers

From Abigail Smith Adams to William Smith Shaw, 29 March 1799

29th [March] 1799

Dear William

I mourn with you the loss of Dr Maize. he was an amiable Man, and a skilfull Physician—Of how many valuable <lifes> Lives has this destroying pestilence deprived Society—and when it is to end, god only knows—

I thank you for the papers—particuliarly that which contains the peice addrest to Cooper. I know the writer. few Such peices now adorn the page of a Gazzet, which has lost all its merrit—the peice discovers the Gentleman and the Scholar, whilst it contains keen Satire—

I pray you to Send 4 franks one addrest to mr Smith of Boston one to mr Peabody Atkinson, one to dr Tufts, and one to mr Foster Boston—write to mr T B A—tell him I knew him—<that> I hope if he does not come to Trenton, he will go with or before us to Market Street; Your affectionate / Aunt


Let me know when the publick offices go—

DLC: Shaw Family Papers.

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