Adams Papers

From Mary Smith Cranch to Abigail Smith Adams, 7 November 1800

Quincy Nov—7 1800

Welcome thou best of women thou best of sisters, thou kindest of Friends, the soother of ever[y] human woe to the city of Washington. Welcome to the best Men Welcome to a [. . .] who love, honor & respects: you take their Sweet offspring to your benevolent Bosom & say to them Thus would your grandmama do if she could hold you in her arms.—I tremble I can scarcely hold my pen other[s] must tell you how I am afflicted with Boils as 40 upon my backe many of them Break more would if I had strength to fill thruout but if wine or of [it] caling pleasufully will do [. . .] & to call soon get it Love to every one

I can no more

yours affectionatly,


Novr: 7th. 1800.

My dear Sister

The above effort of your gratefull Sister is all that she can write at present. I hope her health will be restor’d soon so far as to enable her to express more at large the Love and Gratitude which she bears to you and your Family. This is all that can be return’d to you at present by her, or by your ever obliged Bror.

My kindest Regards to the President, & my Son & Family.

Richard Cranch

Your Letter from New Haven is received by your Sister.

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