Adams Papers

Abigail Adams to Elizabeth Smith Shaw Peabody, Sep. 1797

Quincy Sepbr. 1797

My dear Sister

I wrote you a few lines from Boston and left a Bundle there for you which I hope you got, I am going into Boston to[d]ay to dine with the Leiut. Govenour, and Shall take this letter, we have not heard a word of Charles Since we left him. we presume the weather was Such as to prevent his Sitting out, but poor Child, I fear there is very little chance for him, I fear to hear,

I hope my dear Boys are well, tell William I have found where his Book is. cousin Betsy Smith took it to Weymouth by mistake. I will get it & Send it him, I have not heard from their Mamma Since my return, I have not any more favourable accounts [f]rom Philadelphia, the Hot Fryday & Saturday increasd the mortality, as I feard it would, the Time when I was at your House, the President Says we must leave here the first week in october but I know not where we are to be stationary, we must go into the Neighbourhood, Congress must be convened some where else, if the city is dangerous.

Let me hear from you Your son is here and well he will go to Cambridge next week I spoke with the President of colledge on my return, and obtaind permission for him to tarry a few days longer—Present my Regards to mr Peabody to miss Mary & Eliza [. . .] &c and a kind remembrance to all our Haverhill Friends when you see them, I was much gratified with my Young acquaintance there, from whom I received every mark of respectfull attention and Friendly reception. I lodgd at mr Whites & Breakfasted at mr Bartlets—Mrs Greenleaf keeps up yet,

I am my dear / Sister / Your truly affectionate

A Adams

Compliments to mr Vose—

(DLC: Shaw Family Papers).

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