Adams Papers

To John Adams from Abigail Smith Adams, 28 October 1799

East Chester october 28th 1799

My dearest Friend

I wrote you a few lines by Brisler who I hope will reach you today, if Johns Mumps do not prevent him from travelling. Louisas continues very much sweld yet, and it is the Sixth day since they first appeard.

Caroline is seizd with a most voilent inflamation in her Eyes, so as to throw her into a fever; and oblige the Dr. to lay blisters upon her to relieve her. She is rather better to day, but nearly blind with the inflamation;

I continue in the determination of sitting out this day week, if the day should be such as that we can cross the ferry, if not the first day that will suit; we may not think it adviseable to go further than the House on the other side the first day, but I shall write to you from thence—Have the public offices removed yet? We hear nothing where I am. My Health is better I think than when I left home, My cold is nearly gone—

If Thomas is with you I shall expect a line from him,

I am my dear Husband / affectionatly your / Loving Wife

A Adams

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