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From John Bates to John Briesler, 31 March 1800

Quincy March 31th 1800


As I have Recieved a Line from you Respecting the bigness of the New addition Which I wish you to Consult Mrs. Adams In a few peticulars. 1st Whether she will have the Stair Case a Strait flight or turn. 2th Whether She Will have the Chamber the bigness of the Lower Room or into two Chambers. 3th Whether She will have the old Closets the North Side of the Chimney Stand or taken away and have Recesses. 4th Whether She will have a portico at the front Door and Whether, She will have the top of the portico flat with a Glass Door in the Chamber Entry in the place of a Window to pass out.

5th Respecting the front yard Whether She will Move the East fence to the End of the New part and make New in the Front or Continue the front. These peticulars are Necessary to be known in Case of your absence I Wish you to Send Word by the Doctors Letter.

From your humble Servant

John Bates

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