Adams Papers

From Abigail Smith Adams to Elizabeth Smith Shaw Peabody, 1 October 1799

Quincy october 1 1799

My dear sister

Yesterday the President Sit of for Trentown and on Wednesday the 9th of this Month I go; I could have wisht to have seen you here first but knowing the vacancy will not commence untill after I Sit out, I despair of it. William regreeted that he was obliged to go without Seeing you, but a Sudden call of the President to Trentown to consult with Ministers, &C obliged him to leave home early than he intended—

william did up Some Books but I dare not trust them by post, as they are a very scarce Book to be obtaind.

I Shall Send to mr Fosters Some Shirts for the Children & other Matters to be sent to Haverhill by the Stage. I wish you would write me what they Stand in need of—I Shall Send them Something for winter overalls—

with Love Respect & Regards to all who have a claim, I am your affectionate / Sister

A Adams—

DLC: Shaw Family Papers.

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