Abigail Smith to John Adams
Saturday afternoon Boston Octobr. 13. 1764
When I wrote you by the Doctor1 I was in hopes that I should have been out the next day, but my disorder did not leave me as I expected and I am still confind extreemly weak, and I believe low spirited. The Doctor encourages me, tells me I shall be better in a few days. I hope to find his words true, but at present I feel, I dont know how, hardly myself. I would not have the Cart come a tuesday but should be extreemly glad to see you a Monday.
RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “To John Adams Esqr. Braintree.”
1. This letter has not been found.
2. On Thursday, 25 Oct. 1764, John Adams “of Brantree” was married to Abigail Smith at Weymouth (Vital Records of Weymouth, Boston, 1910, 2:11; Cotton Tufts, MS Diary in MHi, under that date).