Adams Papers

From Mr. Meade to Abigail Smith Adams, 28 July 1798

Saturday July 28. 1798

Mr Meade presents, his most Respectful Compliments, to Mr Adams & having just reced, some good Fruits he takes the liberty of sending her 18—which he requests her acceptance of—The Situation of his family, has prevented his Paying, his Respects, to her, or the President. & Mrs. Meades, very Ill health has prevented her Paying her Respects, to Mrs. Adams—Their best wishes have always attended, the President, & Mrs Adams, & as soon as, Mrs. Meades health, will Permit, she will Personally do herself, the honor, of calling on Mrs. Adams & Mr Meade will visit, on them next Tuesday if good wishes would be useful to the President, & Mrs Adams, Mr & Mrs. Meade have not been [. . .], [. . .] to Geo. Washington Esqr, Mr. Meade, has, the highest respect, for the President—This predelection, he hopes will not make the Present President think the [less] of him—

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