Adams Papers

From John Adams to Abigail Smith Adams, 13 June 1800

Washington June 13. 1800

My dearest friend

I wrote you this morning, But was not particular. It will be Six or Seven days before that or this can reach you. When you write me afterwards you may direct your Letters to remain at the Post Office at New Haven or Hartford or perhaps New York.

I shall Sett out on my Journey northward on Monday the 16th at latest, but shall not ride more than twenty miles a day. I expect it will take me 30 days to reach Quincy. I must manage my Horses as well as myself my Companions and Servants or the heat will injure Us, all.

You did not mention my Wall.

Some Stone Wall I suppose.


[Decr] 14 1818

I did ride 50 miles a day.


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