Adams Papers

From Abigail Smith Adams to William Cranch, 30 April 1800

Philadelphia April 30 1800

Dear Sir

I received your Letter of and was very happy to learn that you were so much recoverd; you must be cautious of riding in the Evening. Billious complaints are very hard to remove, and frequently become very allarming; you must have had a spice of the intermitting fever a year ago. It is one of the greatest depressers of the Spirits that I ever experienced. I am much obliged by your attention, and mr Carroll offer the Report which mr Meridith has returnd with from the City respecting the Presidents House, has determined the President to defer taking one untill the Heads of the departments go down, which will be as soon as Congress rise. They will then report what is proper to be done—

My Love to mrs Cranch. I hope I shall See her at the federal City, if she cannot go Eastward, and if it should be my lot to reside there, I do not despair of seeing your Mother there. she with your Father were well last week—Mrs. William Smith & cousin Betsy, have surprized us with a visit. they came in company with mr and mrs Storer to N York, and from thence have made an excursion here

Miss Allen has lost her Mother. she dyed on Monday. I saw mr Greenleaf on Saturday, not since

mrs Johnson will leave us the beginning of the week

mr Adams who is much occupied by the Court now sitting for the trial of the insurgents, desires to be rememberd to you, as does mr Shaw

I am dear Sir affectionatly / Yours &c

A Adams

DLC: William Cranch Papers.

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