Adams Papers

John Adams to Abigail Adams, 3 November 1777

John Adams to Abigail Adams

York Town November 3. 1777

My dearest Friend

This Moment I received your favour of Octr. 6. by Mr. Niles.—I am as well as can be expected.

We have no News, but such as is old to you.

I congratulate you on the great and glorious Events in the northern Department. Congress have ordered a Thanksgiving, and have done great Honour to the Officers.1

We shall finish the Confederation in a few days.

RC (Adams Papers); docketed by JA in old age: “J.A. to A.A. Nov. 3. 1777.” The letter was written on a blank leaf torn from an earlier letter addressed to JA in an unidentified hand: “The Honble: Jo[. . .] in Congress.”

1See the Journal for 31 Oct., 1, 4 Nov. (JCC description begins Worthington C. Ford and others, eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, Washington, 1904–1937; 34 vols. description ends , 9:851, 854–855, 861–862).

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