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From Thomas Boylston Adams to William Smith Shaw, 19 October 1799

Philadelphia 19 Octr: [1799.]

My dear William

I have only time to say that after the severe frost of last night & the night before, I conceived there was no danger in coming to the City— Of course came in this morning & find the town quite cheerful though the houses not generally open. Have been upon the hunt for an Office but can find none as yet. I go out again this evening—Our house in Market Street is aired in part, as I have had the windows open all day. We expect the public Offices will shortly remove—if so, inform me.

Your letter of the 15th: is in hand and my fathers of the 17th: which I got this morning.

I am in haste, / Yours


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