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Elbridge Gerry to John Adams, 21 Nov. 1786

Cambridge Novr 21. 1786

My dear Friend

I intended by this Conveyance to have sent You a History of the Times, but by various Engagements I am prevented from fulfilling my Wishes—Will You be so obliging as to send by one of your Domestics, the Letter to Mr Quin, & the other to the India House?—two such Enterprizes in one Year as to marry a Wife & purchase a Farm will I hope apologize a little While longer for my Delay in writing to You. I am now seated at Cambridge on the Farm formerly owned by Governor oliver, & hope to have many well relished Dishes of politics with You here, the present Commotion notwithstanding. Mrs Gerry is much obliged to You for so polite a sample of your Gallantry as is contained in Your Letter of Congratulation to me, & cordially joins in best Respects to Mrs Adams yourself, Colo & Mrs Smith—adeiu my dear sir for the present & be assured I am ever yours / sincerely

E Gerry

RC (MHi: Adams Papers).

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