Adams Papers

From John Adams to Abigail Smith Adams, 21 January 1799

Phyl. Jan. 21. 1799

My Dearest Friend

I have been very happy, with our Thomas Since his Arrival: He runs about with his black head and blue Coat among his old Quaker Aquaintances, who all accost him in the friendly style “Thomas how dost thee do?” He Seems inclined to Settle in Phyladelphia: but will not determine till he goes to Quincy and makes Inquiries there.—I have laid before him Quincy & Phyladelphia with their Advantages and disadvantages: and shall leave the decision to his Judgment.

Judge Cushing and his Lady are here sit in our Pew and dine with me on Sundays with the Otis’s.

You must not expect to see Thomas in less than three or four Weeks.—You must feast upon the Prospect and let the hope revive your Spirits and confirm your health.

Sec of State comes in.


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