Adams Papers

To John Adams from Abigail Smith Adams, 5 October 1799

Quincy October 5th [1799]

My dearest Friend

I rejoice in the fine weather you have had, accounts from N York & philadelphia are rather unfavourable, but I hope Frosts will make the city fit for breathing by Novbr. I Shall Sit out on Wednesday the 9th for Several reasons. in the first place, I Shall avoid the parade of the 10th which would be very inconvenient, as I wish to put my House in order to <receive> leave it, in the next place mr & mrs otis will wait for me at West town where they go this week—& proposed leaving on Wednesday next. It will be pleasenter to me to have some gentleman in company, and mrs otis is next to a Sister; so you need not feel anxious about me—

The leiut Goveneur is to Breakfast with me on monday morning on his way to plimouth—o how mortified he was that you was at west town & he to know nothing of it untill you were gone. he is much delighted with his Fair & his Review<s>, particuliarly in the countys of Berkshire which he speaks of in terms of Rapture—

I inclose Some Letters received Since your absence. Love to william

yours affectionatly


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