Adams Papers

From William Stephens Smith to Abigail Smith Adams, 22 March 1800

Union Brigade March 22d. 1800

Dr. Madam

Mrs: Smith is playing with Caroline and having wrote yesterday, says I must introduce The Bearer—Brigade Major Coxe of the 12th. Regt. to the drawing room—he visits Philadelphia on Furlough, proposing to spend a few day’s there, Should he be there on a drawing room, day, permit his admittance, and be pleased to let Mr. Shaw <to> be attentive to him for the sake of his [gout]. he is entitled to it, also, from his attentions to his duty as an officer, having been with the Regt since June last—why did you not honor me with an answer to my last letter? was it too wild? I suspect it was—I am sorry to see by the notifications to cut out Cloathing for the troops, that they are to be kept naked almost thro’ the summer—Mrs: S: & Caroline send their Love—Yours sincerely—

W: S: Smith

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