Adams Papers

From John Adams to Cotton Tufts, 1 January 1800

Phyladelphia January 1. 1800

Dr Sir

I congratulate you on the new Year and the new Century. Aspice venturo lætentur Ut Omnia Sæclo.

You may take Pennimans Island and Acre of March at 27£ or perhaps at 30£ though fifteen is more than it is worth. The Island is mere Show. it lies however within me, and some one will Speculate upon me if I buy it not.

Candlewood Hill is an unknown Country to me. I never heard the Name. But I suppose it is one of the rising Hills between Penns hill and the great blue hill.—I presume You paid Deacon French for my part of the Wall. It is a good Work and am glad my part is paid

I thank you for your political reflections and your account of my litle private concerns in the agricultural way.

On the subject of your Spring Election for Governor I can say nothing tho I might say a good deal.

I am Dr Sir

John Adams


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