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Abigail Adams to William Stephens Smith

13 Apr. 1796

Dear Sir Quincy April 13. 1796

Inclosed is a post Note which I have indorsed to you, and will thank you to get negotiated for me, 4 hundred dollors of it in Bill of a hundred dollors each the other two in Small Bills.

I Sympahtize with the community at large, and with the Town of Boston in particular in the loss they have sustaind by the Death of Mr Russel consider him in all his extensive Connections & various Relations, his Death will be more severely felt, than that of any other individual Citizen.

I hope mrs Smith and your family are well, I have been confind to my Chamber for ten days past with a fever, but am recovering and rode out to day.

I received a Letter from Mrs Smith N York on Saturday, with the detail of a very villanous transaction of St Hillairs, and an account of \the/ manner in which it has injured, and affected Col Smith, Louissa can relate to You the particulars.

I wrote you requesting a peice of Russia Sheeting if you have a peice to Spair. it may be put in the Carriage. the Season begins to look pleasent; I hope you will take a Ride with mrs Smith to Quincy be assured it will give pleasure / to Your affectionate Friend

A Adams

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the weather looking so much like rain this morning I have Sent James to Town instead of Louissa. You will be so kind as to Send me one Hundred Dollors, and keep the remainder untill I Shall be in Town on Some Day next week if I Should be well enough—

Yours affect’ly

A Adams

(MHi: Smith-Carter Papers).
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