Adams Papers

From Abigail Smith Adams to Mary Smith Cranch, 30 January 1800

Philadelphia Jan’ry 30 1800

my dear Sister

I have only time this morning to write you a line, to inclose a Letter from mrs Brisler to her Sister. it is company day New Hampshire Conneticut & Massachusetts delegation dine with us to day: I am sure we have never had half so many Congress Ladies since I first came here. they do not expect any accommodations at the new city for them, and they seem determined to take their turn now We have had large companies twice every week besides the drawing Rooms; and I have not got near through. next week the Court & Bar are to dine with [. . .] I have no time for work, and not much for writing—but have much better health than last winter, or I could not get along—Congress have been for five or six days employd in discussing Randolphs folly. it is not yet finishd—

the weather is now very cold. I hope it will be more moderate for ordination. pray let me know how Pheby is this winter, and whether she is well supplied

Love Regard & respects to all Friends / from your affectionate Sister



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