Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams, During the Revolution
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...the trust, or who I think would act a more conscientious part. 113. John Adams. Philadelphia, 26 June, 1776. I Have written so seldom to you, that I am really grieved at the recollection. I wrote you a few lines June 2, and a few more June 16. These are all that 1 have written to you since this month began. It has been the ousiest mouth that ever I saw. I have found time to incloaa til the newspapers, which I hope you wijl receive in due time. Our misfortunes in Canada are enough to melt a heart of stone. The small-pox is ten times more terrible than Britons, Canadians, and Indians, together. This was the cause of our precipitate retreat from Quebec. This the cause of our disgraces at the Cedars. I don't mean that this was all. There has been want approaching to famine as well as pestilence. And these discouragements have sc disheartened our officers that none of them seem to act with prudence and firmness. But these reverses of forr tvne don't discourage me. It was natural to expect them, and we ought to be prepared in our minds for greater changes and more melancholy scenes still. It is an animating cause, and brave spirits are not subdued with difficulties. Amidst all our gloomy prospects in Canada, we receive some pleasure from Boston. I congratulate you on your victory over your enemies in the harbor. This has long lain near my heart, and it gives me great pleasure to think that what was so much wished is accomplished. I hope our people will now make the lower harbor impregnable, -nd never again suffer the flag of a tyrant to fly within any part of it. The Congress have been pleased to give me more business than I am qualified for, and more than, I fear, I can go through, with safety to my health. They have established a board of war...
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