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From Emily Phillips to Abigail Smith Adams, 14 September 1810

Scituate Sepr. 14th 1810.

I am sorry my dear Madam to be under the necessity of communicating melancholly tidings to you, but I am requested by my dear & affected aunt to inform you of the sudden death of her truly estimable husband—he died this morning at 11 o clock after a confinement of eleven days—aunt discovers that fortitude & christian resignation which you would expect from her—his funeral will probably be attended on Sunday—

I am with great respect my dear Madam ever sincerely yours

Emily Phillips—

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