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The picture you enquire for my dear Mary is in one of little boxes in the Wardrobe in my chamber— I give all the rights to my friend Mary that she chuses and make her over to Mr A——. till I come—and if she wishes it he is perfectly welcome to see her dans mon lit I’ll answer your Letter tomorrow Mrs. Sumpter promised some letters for your Uncle speak to de Menon and Sr Rudic — love to all MHi...
Mrs Adams requests the favor of an order from Mr Hamilton to receive from the Custom House a small Packet containing Childrens caps brought by Mr Oswald from Paris. UK-KeNA : Foreign Office.
I enclose the Letter just received I cannot guess why it was written to me— MHi : Adams Papers.
I enclose you some lines I wrote if you like you may publish them but do not say whose they are and sign them L. We are all well but I am to lazy to write Tell Mrs. Adams I think if she could find an opportunity to send Abby on here it would do her good and give me pleasure—I like your lines on Mrs Marston very much The prize excellent— Yours ever MHi : Adams Papers.
I enclose bills to the amount of five & forty Dollars in payment of the account of Messrs. Benson & Co. and will be obliged by your taking a receipt and returning it by the Post whenever it may be convenient. This account would long since have been settled had it not been delayed without our knowledge by my husbands Steward for which I beg your excuse— Mr. Adams and myself offer our best...
I send you another sheet of the dialogue but it is so badly done I am quite ashamed of it. If it serves to excite your curiosity to read it in the original my object will be attained— We are all well and presume you are enjoying your self at Quincy with your Grandfather to whom I request you will remember me and be assured of the affection of your Mother & MHi : Adams Papers.
Mrs. Adams requests the Honor of Mr Southard’s Company at Tea on Tuesday the 9th. of December and every alternate Tuesday, during the Session of Congress, when agreeable. NjP : Samuel L. Southard Papers.
Mrs. Adams requests the pleasure of Mr. Southard’s company on Thursday Eveng at 1/2 past seven o clock to meet Genl La Fayette— NjP : Samuel L. Southard Papers.
Mrs. ADAMS requests the honor of Mr Southard’s company at Tea, on Tuesday Evening, the 10 of December and every Tuesday during the Session of Congress, when agreeable, at half past seven o’clock. NjP : Samuel L. Southard Papers.
Having received a very elegant Lace Cap from the Ladies of the Lace school at Newport I write to request that you will do what you think proper while there as to the expression of thanks and the real admiration which the extreme beauty of the work deserves—as it is really equal to the finest European Lace—We leave Boston tomorrow morning and expect to be at New York on Friday night— Give my...
Mrs. Adams requests the favour of Mr. Mrs. & Miss Greenleafs company at Tea on Wednesday Eveng. PHi : Etting Collection.
I will thank you to tell Mrs. Cranch to give George a couple of teaspoonfuls of Castor oil and to give continue the black powders about three weeks longer repeating the dose of Castor oil at the end of six days Kiss them both for me and believe me dear Madam / your affectionate MHi : Adams Papers.
Mrs. Adams requests the Honor of Mrs Gardner’s Company at Tea on Tuesday the 23 of December and every alternate Tuesday, during the Session of Congress, when agreeable. MHi : Adams Papers.
The Rival chiefs—who all their life Were striving to be even In death renew their mutual strife By struggling to reach heaven— Two Presidents’ in one short day Behold this People—weep Their fun’rals—none object to pay The last Expence—comes Cheap— MHi : Adams Papers.
1 Silver Ewer and Bason 12 Bottle Stands 1 Tea Pot and Strainer 1 Coffee do 1 Milk do 1 Sugar dish 2 Ladles 1 Punch do 4 Salt Cellers 4 do Spoons 2 Pr of Flat Candlesticks 1 do High do 1 do Sugar Tongs 1 Case containing 2 dozen Knives, Forks do & Spoons do. 1 Tea Spoon and 1 Table Spoon with Mr. Adams 1 Dessert Spoon with Charles 2 dozen fluted Knives and forks 1 dozen and ten Dessert Knives...
I write you a few lines to apologise for the liberty I took in requesting you would affix you Seal to what I supposed would have been a small paper parcell containing some very trifling articles for which Mr. Adams had permitted me to send, and which I thought too trifling to request an order for as it is always obtained with difficulty—I flatter myself you will pardon the error and believe me...
From a conversation that I had with my brother last evening I find that the Letter I mentioned to you in confidence yesterday had been much misunderstood. I think it my duty to mention this fact that no injustice should be done to any party and that you may not think me rash and precipitate in my judgements— Present me to Mrs. Southard and return me the note franked which accompanies this /...
Mrs. Adams requests the favour of Baron Stackelberg’s company at Tea on Wednesday 1/2 past seven MHi : Charles Edward French Autograph Collection.
Mrs. Adams requests the Honor of Mrs Brooms Company at Tea on Tuesday the 3d of February and every alternate Tuesday during the Session of Congress when agreeable. MH : Charles Roberts Autograph Collection.
Be assured my dear Madam that you can ask nothing of me which I should not find great pleasure in immediately complying with were my means adequate to my will— Of your Letter I can only say that Mr. A. is desirous of promoting the Doctors interests as much as possible and will continue to make every exertion in his favour but hitherto he can give you but little hope of ultimate success— on...
I enclose you two Letters which I received for you some time since one of which I mentioned before Mr. Smith will give them to Willink should you not be in Amsterdam and he will forward them to you the last I read and did not think worth the Postage it having already cost 5 R. 61 C. It is two o’clock in the Morning and I have just return’d from Oraniumbaum I am so tired I can scarcely hold the...
Mrs Adams requests the favour of Mr Wheaton’s company at Ten on Friday Eveng. NNPM .
Depart thou Sainted Spirit, Wing thy happy flight, To the bright realms of everlasting light; Yet fondly hover oer thy lonely friend, In nightly visions resignation send: Cheer his great mind attune his Soul to peace Till in this world his hopeless griefs may cease: And when his Spirit quits this mortal clay Lead him to heavenly bliss and guide him on his way. To bliss eternal guide him on his...
Is Hugh Nelson going to Mexico? What is to become of Genl S.—? Nobody suits here but Poinsett—Surely this must be Back Stairs—I know you will not answer one of these questions but God Bless you. MHi : Adams Papers.
Will you have the goodness my dear Sir to send the enclosed to Mrs. C King, as I do not know her address. I take the liberty of making this request having witnessed your readiness to serve the Ladies, and feeling and how happy they are to receive an obligation at your hands— Present my respectful Compliments to Mrs. Gallatin and believe me, Sir, with the highest sentiment of esteem and...
I write you a few lines merely to mention that George is perfectly well and that I am almost tired of our seperation and extremely anxious to see you. I must draw upon you for the sum of twenty dollars as I have been obliged to purchace mourning on account of the death of Mrs. Hellen the Mother of Nancy’s husband the family all very anxious to see you papas not at all well. Adieu believe me /...
The German Woman and Boy you were so obliging to purchase for me arrived safe; and I return you many thanks for your goodness for having so readily undertaken and so perfectly executed your my Commission—Mr. Adams received your second Letter acknowledging the receipt of the money and unites with me in assurances of the highest Respect and esteem. PPAmP .
Mrs. Adams requests the Honor of Judge Southard’s Company at Tea on Tuesday the 14 th of December and every alternate Tuesday, during the Session of Congress, when agreeable. NjP : Samuel L. Southard Papers.
Mrs. Adams presents her best respects to Mr Rush will be very much obliged to him to have the enclosed Letter delivered to Miss Hellen as soon as convenient after its reception. Mrs. A offers her best Compliments to Mrs. Rush— PHi : Gratz Collection.
I write my dear Margaret to enquire after the health of your dear Father, who we all here are very sorry to learn has been more indisposed than he was when Louisa was in Baltimore— Assure him of the deep interest we all as well as Mr. Adams take in his health and tell him that he has our fervent prayers for his speedy restoration—We hope to see him quite recovered by the 14 inst when we...
As I am afraid you will hardly recieve my Letter in time I hasten to tell you that if you have no part assigned to you you must come on directly so as to be here on Wednesday Week when Genl La Fayette is to pay us a visit and I want you to assist me in doing the honours of the House— Give my love to all and tell George to send the Silk by you to your affectionate Mother MHi : Adams Papers.
Silver Plate 3640 Desk 80 Screens 150 Commode 40 Curtains 50 Tables 25 Presses 40 Commode 20 Matrass 20 Toilette 70
I send this enclosure and add a few lines to state that I shall leave this place on Wednesday for Washington and hope to find Letters from you in New York—We shall go by the way of Hudson and Poughkeepsy— Yours Ever MHi : Adams Papers.
All well; I send you another Sheet keep them all together that they may form a continuation and that you may be better able to understand it. Susan has just returned from Prince Georges County she is very well but her baby has been sick but he is now much better—I sent to ask her to come to me but she prefers going to Mrs. French’s. Your Mother You will see some errors but I believe you can...
I write you again a few lines to beg that you will contrive to send the red Morocco belonging to the Carriage in your Uncles Trunk if they can be laid at the bottom, without taking too much room and to have Georges Umbrella tied outside of it as he forgot to bring it. Do not make a mistake I mean the leathers that fasten into the sides of the Carriage to keep out the air— We have come this far...
On the Portrait of My Husband. The painters Art would vainly seize That harmony of Nature; Where Sense and goodness joined with ease Shine forth in every feature.— That open front where wisdom sits, That eye which speaks the Soul; That brow that study gently knits That bright attempered whole, That vast variety of mind Capacious, clear and strong, Where brilliancy of wit refined Enchants the...
I left my famous case and bottle containing the teeth in the Mahogany desk in my bed room—I will thank you to roll it up in paper and get your brother to seal it at each end to give to dr Huntt who will leave it for me at the City Hotel in New Your in the care of Mr Willerd the Bar Keeper— We are all here as stupid as possible wishing for you and already wanting to be at home—Give my love to...
We have arrived safely after a most unpleasant journey which however I richly meritted for my wilfulness in travelling in such weather—I lost all my opportunities of procuring the Milinery that I wanted and you must get the Bonnet and Cap for your Aunt which she wants and have it sent on—If you should a pretty hat or Bonnet not too high you may get one for me at the same time— You will...
I wrote you a few lines to tell you that I have no particular choice in point of colour for a bonnet but want something stylish and fashionable—Your Aunt Caroline says she has no choice but hers must be such an one as she can wear at Church— We are all well and expect to see you very soon—Abigail is on her way and will be here soon—I send the Engraving to Mr. Hopkinson with this Letter—As I...
I enclose a Letter from Abby and can only say that we arrived at one o’clock on Monday morning after a most boisterous and fatiguing passage which almost shook me to pieces and made me often wish that I had remained with our good friends at borden Town.—I am however very glad that I came here as we find the old Gentleman much altered and evidently gradually declining although many persons...
Your Note and packet came safely to me a few days since and I write a few lines merely to say that Mr. Adams has fixed the 4 of October to leave this place for home and that I do not think he will travel very rapidly—I hope Charles took the Letter out of the Post Office at Philadelphia and returned you the fifty Dollars I shall be uneasy until I hear I wish you would see and ask to write down...
We have arrived without accident after a pleasant journey in this City my Dear Mary and safely deposited Robert who behaved like a Hero and required no counsel as Mr. Frye seems to have stamped his Lessons very powerfully on his mind as well as on his affection— I write to tell you that Anthony is to let Mr. Frye have your Uncle’s Tea Table and that he is to pay Elizabeth her full Month and I...
I am ordered to write to you immediately by the family here to tell you that you must come on by the first favorable opportunity and that they will be mortally offended by your refusal—I advise you by all means should you hear of any body coming to join their party and come immediately to Mrs. St—— at Philadelphia when Elizabeth and one of the young men will meet you and escort you out you...
I write you a very few lines to tell you that I have seen your Brother that he is delighted with his situation and is more improved than I can express. He is now at Quincy with my boys and as much at home as either of them—Mr Lee offered to take your Shawl and Veil which I hope you will like as well as the handkerchief—I will answer the questions of Miss Mease when I arrive at Borden Town...
The Miss Cottringers have just called on me and inform me that their Mother went to Philadelphia yesterday Morning from whence she is to return in a week—As this will be an excellent opportunity for your return I shall wish you to come home with her at the time mentioned as I find that the accounts of the sickness are very much exaggerated—You will find her at Mr. J. Dugan’s between Spruce and...
Surrounded by my chattering Boys I can scarcely write you a word to tell you that we arrived safely after a most fatiguing journey and are all well at Quincy and very comfortable—The journey was unpleasant and I think we were more jolted and jostled even than last year. I beg you will tell Mrs. Smith that during the time of my absence she can be supplied with milk from my Cow and if Mr. Smith...
By desire of Mr Cook I write to inform you that there is some business which requires your presence here previous to the fourteenth of next Month and which cannot be delayed—Mr & Mrs. Thompson are supposed to be on their way and you may perhaps be able to join them but I fear will not have time to get ready—I leave it entirely at your at what time you will return and only mention opportunities...
I write you again my dear Nancy though I am very angry at your not having answered either of the letters which I wrote you by Mr. T. B. A. I when I heared you had removed to Baltimore I flattered myself I should hear from you very often but I am excessively sorry to find myself so much mistaken I will not make any reproaches because I do not wish you to write merely because I ask you I am...
Your Sister informs me my dear Thomas that you are preparing to enter College in the Month of August next and the information give me so much pleasure I write to tell you how much I am gratified as it convinces me that you have been industrious and laudably ambitious to perfect your advantages in the completion of your education. There is but little passing among us that can afford topics of...
Although I wrote you a long letter last Week I cannot resist the present opportunity though I confess I have nothing to say that will even be worth your reading I ought perhaps to appologise for my last. upon reflection I see the impropriety of having addressed myself to you on a subject which could only prove unpleasant to you and tend to make you a party in my trouble. I am sincerely grieved...