John Adams letter to Abigail Adams, 9 February 1797


Philadelphia, 9 February, 1797.


THE die is cast, and you must prepare yourself for honorable trials.

I must wait to know whether Congress will do any thing or not to furnish my house. If they do not, I will have no house before next fall, and then a very moderate one, with very moderate furniture.

The prisoners from Algiers arrived yesterday in this city, in good health and looking very well. Captain Stevens is among them. One woman rushed into the crowd and picked out her husband whom she had not seen for fourteen years.

I am, and ever shall be, yours and no other's,

J. A.

John Adams

Letters of John Adams, Addressed to His Wife. Edited by His Grandson, Charles Francis Adams, Volume II, 1841