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1Saturday [20 April]. (Adams Papers)
Fryday morning by 9 o Clock, arrived at my Office in Boston, and this Afternoon returned to Braintree. Arrived just at Tea time. Drank Tea with my Wife. Since this Hour a Week ago I have led a Life Active enough—have been to Boston twice, to Cambridge twice, to Weymouth once, and attended my office, and the Court too. But I shall be no more perplexed, in this Manner. I shall have no Journeys...
I write you, not from the Noisy Buisy Town, but from my humble Cottage in Braintree, where I arrived last Saturday and here again am to take up my abode. “Where Contemplation p l umes her rufled Wings And the free Soul look’s down to pitty Kings.” Suffer me to snatch you a few moments from all the Hurry and tumult of London and in immagination place you by me that I may ask you ten thousand...
AL (incomplete draft ): American Philosophical Society It is long since I have heard from you. The last Packet brought me no Letter, and there are two Packets now due. It is supposed that the long easterly Winds have kept them back. We have had a severe and tedious Winter here. There is not yet the smallest Appearance of Spring. Not a Bud has push’d out, nor a Blade of Grass. The Turnips that...
ALS : Yale University Library It is an Age since I have heard from you. But the long-continu’d Easterly Winds have kept back all Ships from the Westward, and we have now two Packets due. Nothing has been handled in Parliament this Session relating to America; and our Friends have thought it best for us not to move any thing relating to our Affairs till a little Time should have worne off the...
5[Diary entry: 20 April 1771] (Washington Papers)
20. Rid to Muddy hole, Doeg Run & the Mill & came home by Posey’s to Dinner. Mr. Magowan went away after Breakfast & Mr. Campbell dind here.
6[Diary entry: 20 April 1771] (Washington Papers)
20. Cold, & boisterous Wind from the North West.
7[Diary entry: 20 April 1771] (Washington Papers)
20. Began to Plant Ditto at Muddy hole.
Your favour of the 10th conveyd an unexpected piece of Intelligence, thoô a very agreeable one —Jack left this place with so many doubts, and difficulties abt going to Baltimore, to be Innoculated with the Small Pox, that we all concluded nothing was more foreign from his Intention—Mrs Washington having fully adopted this opinion, I have withheld from her the Information you gave me in respect...
Agreeable to your Request I went to vew Colo. Crohans Land but before it cold be done the Line was to run which I Attended and vewd the hole, but cold not find the Quantity of Land you wanted nor one thousand such as you wanted or Such as I would have to be Laid of as he wantd me to Lay it of, there was som good Land on Rockoon Creek along they Creek but very hilley of from the Creek they...
Letter not found: from John Polson, 20 April 1771. On 24 June GW wrote to Polson: “Your letters of the 15th Decr from Georgia and 20th of April from Charles Town, came duely to hand.”