Adams Papers

From William Smith Shaw to Abigail Smith Adams, 3 October 1799

Bulls Tavern Hartford <Sep> Oct 3d 1799

My dear Aunt

I wrote you from Worcester, which before this, I hope you have received. We lodged last night at [. . .] Palmer, dined at Suffeild and arrived here this evening little after seven. We stopt a few moments at Windsor to see the Chief Justice—who says he enjoys better health at present, than he has for many years past.

The Presidents old friend Mr. Trumbull was well enough to walk to the tavern and spend a long evening with him and I do not know when I have been more entertained and instructed. He enquired very affectionately for your health &c.—I anticipated with pleasure to have found letters from you in the post office here, but have been dissappointed.

Yours with respect and affection

Wm S Shaw

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