Adams Papers

Martha Washington to Abigail Adams, 8 December 1789

Martha Washington to Abigail Adams

Tuesday Eening December 8th. 1789

Mrs. Washington presents her best compliments to Mrs. Adams, and will thank her to say at what hour it will be agreeable to visit Mrs. Graham’s School tomorrow morning.—1 Mrs. Washington encloses Mrs. Graham’s note,2 by which Mrs. Adams may see the time that will be most convenient for Mrs. Graham.— Mrs. Washington will be happy to hear that Mrs. Adams and her family are in good health.—

RC (Adams Papers); addressed: “Mrs. Adams— / Richmond Hill—”

1In fall 1789, a Mrs. Graham began advertising “Boarding and Education for Young Ladies” at a school at 59 Maiden Lane, New York (New York Daily Advertiser, 26 Sept.). Martha Washington may have been seeking a school for her granddaughter, Eleanor Custis.

2Not found.

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