Adams Papers

Abigail Adams to John Adams, 12 Apr. 1797

Quincy April 12 1797

my Dearest Friend

I received Your Letters of April 1 & 3d with the post Note, as well as a few lines of March 29 inclosing Thomas Letter, I will make all the dispatch I can, but I find no body to act for me—Mears nor his wife will have any thing to do with the place—I have no body but Billings who can Execute when directed bu,t he is not for you, what he was for Beals—tho as good as any Body I can find, I have hired a young Man for one Month, but raw new Hands are not like those who are accustomed to Buisness—

Mr Smith has engaged me 4 horses and a Good Driver, but He could not get him under two Hundred Dollors to carry me to New york, there I should suppose you might send on your Horses for me, I will give you information when I shall sit of, I am to receive my answer from Porter to day.. if he fails me, I will order a Vendue and sell off every thing and Let the place as I can to any Body who will take it, it seems as if all our own interest must be sacrificed,

I have thought that it would be a good opportunity to Send by mr Murray the [. . .] I have inclosed them to you, you will write; I will if I can get time but I am so presst, I know not which way to turn, dr Tufts waits

ever Ever yours

A Adams

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