Adams Papers

Abigail Adams to Mary Smith Cranch, 5 Oct. 1797

Woster October 5th 1797

my Dear Sister

The Day we left you, we proceeded to Flags to dinner. the weather very warm, we left there at half after 3 oclock and got to Williams’s at half after Six, very much fatigued I was. it is 35 miles from Quincy, I went to Bed at 8. Slept but poorly, at 12 it began to rain & Thunder, continued Showering all Night. in the morning cloudy & lowering Sat out at 8. rode 8 mils to Sutbury. Stopd at Peases during a heavy Shower, then proceeded, but had not rode more than a mile before an other heavey Shower overtook us. We rode in the rain to this place, where we were glad to stop the remainder of the day and night, during which time we had a deluge of Rain. this morning fair windy & cold, in hopes of Letters from England by Col Tudor—When I orderd the things into the Carriage, I Saw a coat lined with Green Baige, inquird to whom it belongd, no one knew. I presumed we had by mistake put mr Cranchs Coat in with our own; as I heard you Say he had a Lambskin one

I would have returnd it by the Stage but, they told us there was no Security in sending it. I therefore wrote a Line & sent it to mr [Pricheards?] <that> requesting them to Send it on to Boston. I have two clover Lines both up. I wish when you See mrs Porter ask her to have one of them put up—we proceed as far as we can get to day

my Best Love and regard attend you all / we are just Sitting <of> / Your affectionate / Sister

A Adams


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