Adams Papers

From Thomas Boylston Adams to William Smith Shaw, 22 June 1799

June 22d: 1799.

Dear William.

I had just wafered my packet for this day’s post when your’s with No 5. &ca: was handed me. You can form no idea of the pleasure I derive from your communications, which I hope you will not discontinue even should mine fall short of affording reciprocal entertainment.

I have been occupied during a greater part of this week by an attendance on the Court of Nisi Prius now holden here—it will sit probably a week or ten days longer as there is much to do and much time lost by too great an indulgence to jurors.

Captain Henry and his lady purposed making a visit to Boston when they left this place—I have sent him a letter or two for some of my friends, and hope they will notice him as he deserves.

I wrote you in full a few days since, and as I am now somewhat in haste, must beg my present brevity may not be imputed unto me, having opened my packet merely to acknowledge and thank you for your’s.


T. B. Adams.

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