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John Adams to Abigail Adams

23 Jan. 1797

My dearest Friend Philadelphia Jan. 23. 1797

I recd today your kind favour of the 15th I believe of Mr Jefferson as you do.

I have engaged a Chariot here so that you need not trouble yourself any more upon that head.

I agree with the Dr that the Old Wheelbarrow must never be hung again.

I feel, the same Anxiety for your health that you do—But I shall write more when things are more Settled.

We must find Burrell a Yoke of Oxen & Cart—let out the other Place and get some family to take the Homestead. I must leave all to Dr Tufts.

Give my Love to the Bride and Bridesgroom and Congratulations to My Mother Brother son and sukey &c

Inclosed is a Cannon against the gros Musqueton Diplomatic. Tell me what reception it meets from Readers.—

The Letter from a true friend I return as you desire—

I have Visits as well as you. so many that I am pressed for time.

I am affectionately

J.A

RC (MHi: Adams Papers).
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