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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 24 June 1795

My Dearest Friend

The Senate advanced Yesterday in their deliberations with so much Diligence that it would be very easy to finish to day: but it is not probable to me, that they will. Whether Tomorrow or next day or the day after I cannot determine.

The Weather begins to be so hot, though We have this morning some Appearances of Rain that I wish to get away.

Tide must rise early on our Journey and take Advantage of the cool of the Morning; rest in the middle of the day, and travel again in the Evening. In this Way I hope We shall find it comfortable, or at least tolerable.

It would give me great Pleasure, to visit General Gates and make my Observations on his Husbandry and Gardening: I should hope to learn Lessons and acquire Experience in my favourite Business and Amusement: But the time will not permit. My Affairs at home demand my immediate Attention.

I am with ardent Affection

J. A.

I dine to day with Col. Pickering and tomorrow with the President. But if Senate finishes to day, I will make my apology.

Cite web page as: Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 24 June 1795 [electronic edition]. Adams Family Papers: An Electronic Archive. Massachusetts Historical Society. http://www.masshist.org/digitaladams/
Original manuscript: Adams, John. Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 24 June 1795. 1 page. Original manuscript from the Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
Source of transcription: Adams Papers Editorial Project. Unverified transcriptions.
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