Adams Papers

From Martha Dandridge Custis Washington to Abigail Smith Adams, 1 January 1800

Mount Vernon January the [1] 1800

My Dear Madam—

Accept the thanks of a heart opprest with sorrow but greatfull for your friendly sympathising letter.

To that almighty power who alone can heal the wounds he inflicts I look for consolation and fortitude

May you long very long enjoy the happiness you now possess and never know affliction like mine

With prayers for your happiness / I remain your sincear / Friend

Martha Washington—


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