Adams Papers

From John Adams to Charles Lee, 10 October 1798

Quincy Oct 10th 1798.

Dear Sir

The session of congress approaches faster than I can prepare for it in the afflicted State of my family & tottering state of my frame. I request you to consider, whether congress can meet in Philadelphia with safety to their persons, & also to write me your sentiments of the particulars, which ought to be inserted in the speech. I shall be obliged by the long continued sickness of Mrs Adams & her consequent weakness to remain here <to [remain]> till the last moment, & sett out only soon enough to meet congress on the first month in December, which will make it desirable to me to receive your sentiments, as early as possible, that I may make some arrangements in season.

I have the honor to be Sir your / most obedient & humble servant.

John Adams

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