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John Adams to Abigail Adams

7 Apr. 1796

My Dearest Friend Philadelphia April 7. 1796

I have recd yours of March 25—I sent you on the 29 I believe a Post Note for 600 wh I wish you to acknowledge as soon as recd.

To Day The H. of R. take up the P.’s Message denying the Papers. I suppose they will enter some Resolves on their Journals and then consider of appropriations—But there is no Knowing what they will do.

You must buy Hay salt or English if you cannot do Without—and the Clover seed I hope you have bought.

Cleopatra must be attended to—she ought not to be too much confined in a Close stable—she should have Room.—

I am glad all Things are settled with the Tenants. I am weary—The Ennui is as bad as a Calm at sea—and when the storms come they are as tedious—. But Patience must have its perfect Work—

I heard Yesterday that Mr Dandridge was gone from the P. and Mr Lear coming

I send you two short Letters from Mr J Q. A. The News Papers were out of Date before I recd them. His Correspondence with the Office of state has been Satisfactory. He must meet with his little Disappointments but he has had an Opportunity to see that proud Court and King and that prouder People if possible—Their Behaviour is so insolent as to be hard to bear—But our People are not much behind them.

Your Govr is chosen—who is he.—My faith is that the old Patrioch will stand his Ground—But he deserves to be left out for his Childish Turbulence

I have fixed on the 5 of June or sixth to leave this Place, if I get away sooner so much the better.

I am as ever

J.A

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