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We Stopped at the Governors to take Leave and he told Us the News of last night, which has regaled Us on the Road. We watered at Watertown and reached this Inn at half after one. We hope to reach Williams’s at Marlborough, and Sleep there this night. I strive to divert the melancholly thoughts of our Seperation, and pray you to do the Same. Mrs Smith I hope will keep Up her Spirits and the...
At Flaggs We were favoured by a civil Passenger in the Mail Stage with a Newspaper of this day, and read the Accounts mentioned by the Governor in the Morning. The Letter from Admiral Nelson is still wanting. We stopped at the Gate of Mr Packard, alighted and made a Visit to Mrs Quincy & Mr & Mrs Packard. All very kind, friendly and polite. Much Anxiety for your health, many kind Inquiries and...
From Williams’s We went to Worcester took an early dinner at Barkers, and proceeded on to Drapers in this Town where We put up. Children you know when they are toothing, are Somewhat fretful, and the Toothing of the Second Childhood, is equally apt to make peevish. But though my Mouth is so sore as to give me a sore throat and an head Ach, I am neither fretful nor peevish: if I knew you could...
From Captain Draper at Brookfield we went to Springfield thirty one miles to dinner. Parsons has removed and a Mr Squire of Durham in Connecticutt has taken his house. We fared as well as usual and after Dinner crossed the River and reached this House Austins before sun sett. Our Horses go like Birds. Clinker capers and rears and kicks and goes Sideways enough to make Louisa fly out of the...
You never received a Letter from Berlin but with Pleasure: and this I dare say will not be the first. From Austins in a lowry Morning We proceeded to Hartford and dined at Bulls. A polite Invitation from the County Court to dine with them was declined, and We came on immediately to Squire Rileys. The Coachman thought it would be too hard upon the Horses to go to Wallingford. I have now read...
From Rileys in Berlin, We went to Newhaven 26 miles to dinner at your Friends Mrs Smiths who were very respectfully inquisitive after your health, and very sorry to hear an Account of it from me, not so flattering. A Visit from Dr Dwight detained Us agreably for a short time but We found enough to cross the Ferry over the Housatonnic by sunsett and soon reached Lovejoys in this Town. We had...
From Lovejoys at Stratford We put off Mr. Shaw with a part of the Baggage by the Stage for East Chester. Mrs Smith and the fair Caroline came with me to Norwalk to dinner at Gregories, where We were very comfortable. We rode in gentle snow & rain all day and Arrived at Webbs at Night, where We put up till Monday. My Horses want a day of rest. From Quincy to Stanford, within 22 miles of East...
We Spent Sunday at Stanford at Webbs, went to Meeting forenoon and afternon, and on Monday went to Dinner at East Chester. Tuesday in a Violent Snow storm went into New York. Dined and Slept at Charles’s. Wednesday crossed the Ferry and went to Elizabeth Town. This day We came five and thirty miles to this Place. From New York our poor Horses have waded and dragged the Carriage through Snow...
From Kingston Van Tilsburg We came Yesterday 45 Miles to Markett Street. For once I have Accomplished a Journey from Quincy to High Street without one escorting Man or Horse. This was done by Invention as I will explain some other time. I found all well and in good order and I slept soundly last night, tho the House looks to me like a Desart.—I pray that you may have Slept as well as William...
I have recd yours of 13 and 15th. rejoice that you are able to write, and pray you to keep me informed, of your own health & of Mr Cranch and Boylston Adams. The inclosed Letter from Mrs Johnson I Send without loss of time. MHi : Adams Papers.