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I wrote you this week, but not hearing from you, as the Letter went by a transient person I fear you did not get it. I wisht to know what day this week you proposed to come up, as I would send in James with the carriage to bring up your young family. I can also accommodate you with two Beds, so that you need not be anxious about sleeping in your House untill it is quite in order. I have half a...
Yesterday the President Sit of for Trentown and on Wednesday the 9th of this Month I go; I could have wisht to have seen you here first but knowing the vacancy will not commence untill after I Sit out, I despair of it. William regreeted that he was obliged to go without Seeing you, but a Sudden call of the President to Trentown to consult with Ministers, &C obliged him to leave home early than...
I rejoice in the fine weather you have had, accounts from N York & philadelphia are rather unfavourable, but I hope Frosts will make the city fit for breathing by Novbr. I Shall Sit out on Wednesday the 9th for Several reasons. in the first place, I Shall avoid the parade of the 10th which would be very inconvenient, as I wish to put my House in order to receive leave it, in the next place mr...
Inclosed are the Letters by this days post Saturday—Tell William I received his from Worster this morning. all well but James who must needs go a Girl hunting before he recoverd from mumps, So is sick with a fever but if he cannot come on I Shall take peter, and leave him to repent of his folly Yours as ever MHi : Adams Papers.
I sent by the Stage to Haverhill some cloaths for the Children, a suit of their Grandfathers which may serve to cut up for them. I also sent a spotted cloth for to make them overalls for daily wear, and some spotted thickset for Sundays. these I hope will last them. I must depend upon you to get them made. I also sent what shirts were done at that time. I now send by mr Smith the remainder...
The pleasing Emotions excited by the Sight of a Letter, in your Hand writing, were Similar to those we experience at meeting a long absent Friends doubly endeard to us, by the perils and dangers through which they have past. I rejoice my dear Madam that you have recoverd so much Health, as to be able to assume your pen, and Such a portion of Spirits, as to discover the Same flow of soul which...
Here I am at this favorite Spot, I Sat out on Wednesday, but was detaind at West Town on thursday by main. We reachd here last Evening, and put up at Capt. Drapers—We have attended at meeting twice this day—and conclude to remain here untill tomorrow morning. I have heard of you, upon the Road, but once from you which was from Worster. Mr Hall I saw at Westown, and he informd me that you...
I got to Westown on Wednesday by four oclock and was met two miles from Town by mrs Otis, accompanied by mrs Marshall who insisted upon my putting up with them I accordingly went, and was very kindly and hospitably receivd by the Col and his Family. the old Gentleman who is now more than 80 years, still retains much of the fire and sprightlyness of youth. he is very infirm in health, but...
I reachd this place yesterday about 11 oclock and found the Family all well the Col. with his Regiment gone to the Jersies.—Mrs. Smith and Nancy reachd here on fryday from Baltimore, the fever still so bad in N York, that it is not adviseable to go in. We had two very frosty nights upon our Journey, some fogs. I took some cold. Mr. Otis a very bad one. I left him & family at Mrs. Hatens, about...
I reachd this place yesterday morning and found Mrs Smith and Caroline very well. Mrs Adams and her two little Girls have been here three weeks. N York still distressd with the fever, tho many of the inhabitants have returned to the city, yet several of them have fallen since, and from the return of so many persons, new cases have been increased. I found a Letter from the President who writes,...
In return for your polite attention I send you two old News papers, in one of which you will find a Letter of July the 3d which you will notice— I see no papers. If you have any worth sending, it will be charity to forward them / to your Aunt I shall write you more an other time. DLC : Shaw Family Papers.
I received yours last Evening of the 21st, when on the road; I could not write; I was generally so fatigued by Evening as to wish to get to Bed. we rose early and as soon we could get Breakfast sat out upon our days journey, at noon we usualy stopd two Hours; to feed ourselves and horses; and my Lame animal was a constant anxiety to me; I have got him here, and John has physick him, and bled...
I have only time whilst the Stage Stops a few moments to say that I received yours of 24 last Evening. the day was not forgotten by me. mrs Smith invited mr Otis and Family to dine with us upon the occasion, and made the token of New England thanksgiving a fine plumb pudding, and the company toasted the day & many happy returns of it— Your Letter added to the pleasure of the Day by informing...
I wrote you a few lines by Brisler who I hope will reach you today, if Johns Mumps do not prevent him from travelling. Louisas continues very much sweld yet, and it is the Sixth day since they first appeard. Caroline is seizd with a most voilent inflamation in her Eyes, so as to throw her into a fever; and oblige the Dr. to lay blisters upon her to relieve her. She is rather better to day, but...
What can you expect me to write you from this village; where I hear & know no more what is passing in the world, than if I was wholy secluded from it. I have not Seen a Newspaper Since I came and but one Gentleman from Nyork. I can tell you that the leaves wither and fall, beautifully variegated by the frost with all the coulours of the Rainbow, that the tide Ebbs and flows covering the meddow...
I received last Evening yours of the 25—with a Heart filled with gratitude, for the many Blessings I have enjoyed through the 35 years of our union; I would not look upon a single Shade in the picture; for if according to Rousseaus philosophy, abstinence from what we delight in, is the Epicurism of reason; I have had my full proportion of enjoyment; This day is very fine, I almost regret to...
I received your Letter on Saturday the 26th by Brisler who with his family arrived here in safety John was taken with the Mumps the day before. he was not so sick, as to prevent their proceeding to cross the Ferry—I have not heard of him since, but expect to, this day. Louiisa has had the Mumps, so as to be swelld up to her Eyes. they have been a week upon her, and are not yet gone—Caroline...
Tomorow morning I expect to leave this place, and proceed on my way to Philadelphia—where I hope soon to hear from you. Frank and family had arived before Brisler. They had only ten days passage. our Envoys I presume are ready to sail. The P writes me that he hopes they are gone that there may no longer be room for impertinent paragraphs fabricated by busy bodies who are forever meddling with...
I left East Chester on the 5th of the month and reachd Brunswick on the 9th where the President met me; on fryday we all arrived in safety; having had a pleasent and agreable journey; I found the President had taken on his Journey a voilent cold, which was very afflicting to him and, hung much heavier than if he had earlier attended to it. it reduced his flesh; took away his appetite; I think...
I wrote to you twice from East Chester. I left there the day I proposed; and had a fine passage across the North River. It was quite calm & not cold. We proceeded on our journey to Newark the same day, and there finding that we could go to Brunswick as conveniently by travelling through Springfield and Scotch plain to plainfield the place where the Col Smith is encampd with three Regiments, we...
I have been from Quincy more than five weeks, and have received only one Letter from any Friend Since I left them; I find however that you have not been unmindfull of us. the fish arrived Safe and we regaled ourself with it, mr and mr. otis joining in the commemoration of the good things of New England Poultry we have here, both cheeper and in better order than our markets produce it, but the...
Least you Should not See many of the curiosities produced in the Aurora; I Shall now and then inclose you a choice morsal; in this, which I now forward you you will find a Letter Said to have been written by a mr Crammond of this City, to mr Parish the former Consul at Hamburgh and printed in a Paris paper. mr Crammond is a respectable English merchant of this City, but by no means a...
I received yesterday your favour of Novbr 8th and thank you for the information containd in it, The weather has been uncommonly fine through the whole of this month; I wish you had used your own judgment respecting the putting up the frame this winter. I had not any expectation of its being so early ready, or of the winters being So mild, but it is now so far advanced that it may be best to...
Your kind Letter reachd me on the 20th. I began to feel very impatient to hear from you; your Letter afforded me much pleasure; I rejoice that so worthy and amiable a man as mr Kendall allways appeard to me, is like to be so soon, and agreably setled. I would willingly exchange all the discourses I have heard here since I came and all I shall be like to hear, for the one half which e’en chance...
Mrs Smith Louisa mrs otis Rush Peters and a number of young Ladies are just gone to Congress to hear the Speech which is deliverd at 12 oclock to day; I should have liked well enough to have been of the party, but it would not have been proper—you will see it, as soon as you will get the Letter I presume Some people will not be pleased, I Suppose because it will not disclose enough about the...
I received this week your Letters of Novbr 24th and 28th and this morning yours of decbr 3d,—the contents of which gave me much pleasure. it will be a real Subject of rejoicing to me, if we obtain mr Whitney for our pastor; it will greatly add to the pleasure I anticipate upon my return to Quincy to find that we are in possession of a Gentleman of mr Whitneys known and acknowledged talents, so...
Death, thou art no Respecter of persons; Washington is no more! a Great Man has fallen, and his End is peace, I shall dye said he, but death has no terrors for me; this Melancholy Event, was this day brought to this city by the mail and by private Letters; the Croup was the rapid disease which put a period to the days, of him whose, memory will I trust be Embalmed in the Hearts of all true...
I wrote to you the day after we received the account of the death of Gen’ll Washington. this event so important to our Country at this period, will be universally deplored no man ever lived, more deservedly beloved and Respected. the praise and I may say addulation which followed his administration for several years, never made him forget that he was a Man, Subject to the weakness and frailty...
The paper which I inclose to you, will Shew you at one view the measures which have been adopted as tributes of gratefull Remembrance to the Remains of “the Man who united all Hearts,” and whose Death a whole Nation mourn’s—When the heavy tydings reach the inhabitants of our State, I am Sure they will not be wanting in testimonies of Regret and Respect; As Congress have requested the president...
Whilst in unison with the sympathetic Sorrow of a Nation; I unite in deploring the Loss; it has sustained of a Father, Friend and Benefactor. I intreat Madam, that you would permit a Heart deeply penetrated with your loss, and shareing personally in your Greif; to mingle with you, the Tears which flow for the partner of all your joys and Sorrows. Deep as the Wound you have Sustained is, and...
Mr Shaw will be the Bearer of this to you it is so long Since you Saw him, that I presume he will want an introduction to your recollection, tho not to your Heart. he will bring to your Remembrance those agreable days Spent under his Fathers Roof, whilst expectations, and anticipation presented you prospects of future felicity and enjoyment, before you had seen or experienced the checkerd Lot,...
I embrace this opportunity by mr Shaw my Nephew, a Friend and college acquaintance of your Son’s, to enquire after your Health; and that of your Family. I wish my dear Madam that I could rejoice your Heart with any late agreable intelligence from our Children abroad, but that is not in my power. the increased Ravages of War—renders it more difficult to keep up any regular communication with...
I hear from you by way of your mother, & rejoice to learn that you and your little ones enjoy heath this winter. It would give me pleasure to look in upon you, & my other friends as formerly; particularly as my heath is much firmer than last winter. I have in a great measure recovered my sleep again; tho a small matter will put my feeble frame out of tune. I have been enabled to perform the...
your Last Letter was dated in July No 45, near Six months since. the Secretary of State has one, in Sep’br since that period; a very long one to me, not a word have I heard from you I learnt from your Brother Thomas that you had been sick of an intermitting fever. that Letter was also in Sep’br—I have myself been very deficient in writing to you; my mind revolts at looking back to the period...
I received your Letter of the 23d this morning. I should be glad you would inform me from time to time the state mrs Mears is in. I have told mrs. Brislr that She was ill, but as she it cannot be of any service to mrs. Mears, I think best not to let her know of her relapse tho I fear it will finally be fatal to mrs Mears. Mrs Brisler would so distress herself as very probably to bring on her...
I fear you will think your kind and obliging Letter of May 19th miscarried upon its passage, or that I have been very negligent in the acknowledgment of it. it made a very circuitous route. I had left Philadelphia before its arrival and it followd after the President to Washington so that it was a long time before I had the pleasure of learning from it, that mr Vaughan, yourself and Family...
There is not any part of the United States where the knowledge of the death of Washington has been heard, but with sorrow lamentations & mournings. The virtues which embalm his memory, add dignity to the Character of the Hero & Statesman, and the gratitude of his Country has been upon this occasion be bein commensurate with his past Services— In some instances, however, the Eulogiest & Orator...
I wrote to you about a week since by the British packet, but a vessel going for Hamburgh gives me a fresh opportunity of addressing you. I have requested your Brother to make a collection of papers and pamphlets for you, which he has done. I am very solicitious to hear from you. I know not that I have ever been so long a time without Letters from you. Your last to me was the 3d of July—I know...
I know not what could have become of a Letter written to you upon the 18 of december that upon the 30th You should not have received it,—I have written you more than once since that period, but do not recollect the Dates. I forget whether it was before or since then, that I inclosed to you a crown of a cap & Band. Since, that I have sent the Border and a Cap for mrs Morten, which I think you...
I am indebted to you for two Letters one Which acknowledges the Recipt of the three Bills and one yesterday received which bears date Decbr 30th. I thank you Sir for all your kind attention to my affairs—I inclose to you a Bill of the amount which you say will be due to you; as I do not like to be in Debt, I Should like to have all the Bills due to the Capenters all discharged before we...
I received your Letter by mr Sheafe together with the Small trunk Safe, and render many thanks to you and mrs Smith for your kind attention. this morning I received your favour of Janry the 9th, with the papers inclosed manifesting every testimony of Respect and gratefull Remembrance which an affectionate people can pay to the memory of a public Benefactor. my Native State has never been...
I received your kind Letter of Janry and intended writing you yesterday, but I know not how it is, I have less time for writing than formerly. I believe it is partly oweing to my not being able to improve the Morning as I used to. When I can sleep I indulge myself more, as it is not light enough to See to write till after Seven oclock. Our Weather is too warm. we shall have a Sickly Spring....
I thank you my dear Mrs Smith for your obliging Letter, and for your care of mine & Mrs Smiths Cloaths, which came safe to hand. the trunk I presume is yours. it shall be duly returnd to you—Mrs Otis and Mrs Lee have just left me. mrs Lee is innoculated for the Small pox, so that she will not be able to go into company very Soon. She appears a pleasent amiable Woman. mr Lee is much esteemed...
I have the Satisfaction of inclosing to you a Letter from our dear Daughter at Berlin, received yesterday by my Son Thomas, and the additional pleasure of assureing you of her confirmed State of Health. I have not any Letter myself, but mr T B Adams has one from his Brother of october 17th, which contains this agreable information, as well, as that of his own recovery. our pleasure upon this...
I yesterday received your Letter of the 19th. I think you have testified your proportion of Respect in a handsome Manner to the Memory of the good and virtuous Washington.—That he ought to live in our Memories, and be transmitted to posterity as a Character truly worthy Imitation, is Right; but some Eulogyst have asscribed to him Solely, what was the joint effort and concert of many. To no one...
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...
I have sent by Gen’ll Lincoln the Little trunk you was so kind as to Send my Gown in. I have put Several Small articles in it, which are directed; you will please to send them as addrest—you will find a handerchief in one paper of which I request your acceptance I had it done up by a woman who clear Starches for me, as I think much depends upon the doing up fine Muslins—I hope it will get Safe...
I received by yesterdays post your kind Letter of Janry 28th. I am the more Solicitious to reply immediatly to it in order to rectify a mistake which mr Shaw must have made, if he said that I had taken up a determination never to go to Washington. so far from it that I know not any thing which would give me more pleasure than visiting that place & many others near it—Mr Shaw may have heard me...
I cannot but lament that the cares and avocations of your Family should so fully occupy your Time, as to deprive your Friends of the pleasure of Your Epistolarly communications,— A very excellent Letter to your Son, did but add to my Regreets, that talents so usefull should be encumbered by the daily Cares; and obstructed by the numerous calls of your Family. That the fire of imagination...
Several of your favours have come Safe to hand for which I thank you—in your last you mention it probable that mr Strong will be Voted for as Govenour—a very good Man, Who will be acceptable to every good man not devoted to Party. but to enable a Man who has not a fortune to Spend in the public service, and who has a large and increasing family to provide for, it will be necessary to enlarge...