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From John Adams to Tristram Dalton, 22 February 1799

Philadelphia Feb 22d 1799

Dear Sir

I must beg your pardon for neglecting to answer your friendly letters for which I am obliged to you

If congress moves the publick offices must all move as the law now stands. But all the prophets could not foresee what will happen in a year. I suppose the government will move.

If there is any thing in particular that you have in view I pray you to indicate it. My disposition is so good that it is a mortification to me that I have not been able to serve you.

My regards to Mrs. Dalton and the Family. Mrs. Adams I fear is not so well as she had been for some time. The story of her being here was I suppose only state trick

John Adams

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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