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From William Smith to Abigail Smith Adams, 13 April 1800

Boston. 13th. April 1800.

Dear Madam—

Our papers have given you the State of the Poll for Govr. as farr as they have been rec. the Votes from the two Western Counties have turn’d the Balance much in favor of Mr. Strong the Eastern Counties are nearly devided.—the returns this week will determine the question.—I am happy to hear that our Envoys are safe. they must have had a very disagreable time after they left Lisbon. a Ship has arriv’d here to day left Liverpool 16. Feby. she brings nothing new. several seamen have return’d in her that have been discharg’d from Prison in France, in consequence of our Envoys arrival in Europe.—the Lt. Govr. still continues very ill. he was better yesterday, but to-day he has a relapse—it is not expected he can continue many weeks. Mrs. S. joins me in Affecte. Regards to you & the President.—

Yrs. Affecly.

Wm. Smith

I inclose you an Oration deliverd at Byfield

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