Adams Papers

Abigail Adams Smith to Thomas Jefferson, 2 December 1786

Abigail Adams Smith to Thomas Jefferson

London December 2d 1786

Mrs Smith presents her Compliments to Mr Jefferson and is very sorry to trouble him again upon the Subject of the Corsetts, but not having received them, She fears Mademoisell Sanson has not been so punctual as she promised, if Mr Jefferson will permit Petit to inquire after, and forward them by an early opportunity, Mrs S—— will be much obliged.1

RC (MHi: Jefferson Papers); endorsed: “Mrs. Smith.”

1This letter was enclosed in WSS to Jefferson, 5 Dec. (Jefferson, Papers description begins The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Julian P. Boyd, Charles T. Cullen, John Catanzariti, Barbara B. Oberg, and others, Princeton, N.J., 1950– . description ends , 10:578–579). AA2’s earlier request for corsets has not been found.

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