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John Adams to Abigail Adams

24 Feb. 1796

My Dearest Friend  Phil. Feb. 24. 1796

We have a Spell of very cold Weather and some snow with a present Prospect of more—You have had a fine Winter for Business and the snows still continue with you in admirable order for slaying sleighing & Sledding.

The Birthnight Ball was as splendid but no so elegant and as you have seen at st. James’s—I came off at ten without supper. The savages press through all Decorum in such a manner that I would not go. Some Ladies were in danger—But none hurt I believe.

The spanish Treaty is arrived. But not yet laid before Us.

Mrs W. told Mrs Cushing at Mrs Boudinots that the Print was

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