Adams Papers

Oliver Wendell to Abigail Adams, 29 November 1779

Oliver Wendell to Abigail Adams

Boston Novr. 29th. 1779

Dear Madm.

Mr. Adams gave me real Pleasure when he told me it was in my Power to render any Service to himself or his Family, therefore any Apology from you was needless.

The fluctuating or rather the Ebbing State of our paper Medium is such that to exchange More Silver than you may want for a fortnights Use, may be prejudicial—and oftentimes a better bargain may be made with the Silver than any other way. At present Thirty paper are given for one Mill’d Dollr. You’l therefore freely send Directions what Money you’d exchange and the best Advance I can obtain shall be sent you.

I am with Esteem Your very Hume. Servt.,

O. Wendell

Mrs. Wendell presents her Regards.

RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “To Mrs. Abigal Adams Braintree.” Dft (Hugh Upham Clark, Arlington, Va., owner of the Austin H. Clark Collection, prints of which have been deposited in MBCo); text varies insignificantly in phrasing from that of RC.

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