Adams Papers

From Abigail Smith Adams to Harriet Welsh, 8 March 1817

Quincy March 8th 1817

Dear H

I have not had any opportunity of writing to you before—indeed I have been So occupied: that I have not had time, for beside Sickness, the good folk who love Sleighing have many of them embraced this opportunity of visiting us; and Louissa wants constant watching to Supply her by little & little with the small nourishment She takes and to See that She does not exceed her Strength by Sitting up too long—She does gain [I] think, but is not allowd to take any but liquid nourishment, and has Some fever yet, and a hacking cough—

I have not written a line to Caroline this fortnight I Shall rely upon you, for I must write to go by the vessel to Liverpool—thanks for all your kind attentions I will keep the Stockings you Sent & thank you to get me three pr more—inclose a 2 D. Bill. I Should like to send 10—but—

I fear mr E A will be discouraged to day the travelling is so bad—

Yours as ever


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