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Abigail Adams to Nancy Greenleaf Cranch

Apr. 1797

my dear Nancy

I received your Letter last Evening by Mr. Greenleaf. I had just read the Death of Mary in the paper, I most tenderly Sympathize with the afflicted family: Mrs Smith I know has been arming her mind for the fatal issue whilst She has hung in agony over the faded form of her dear child.—

tho resignd and Submissive to the will of heaven, nature and affection will wring the Heart. my Love to her. I will write to her.

I believe you found Mr Adams things rather in disorder, I did not pack them only put them together, Supposing he might chuse to put them in his portmantual himself—and he stuffd them as you found them—my pen is so bad. I can only Say take care of yourself and that I Shall be glad to see you whenever you think you can return to Quincy, and feel happy tho your Husband is not with you—

Your affeclly.

A A

(& remmember me to your Sister)

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