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    First Lady Abigail Adams' uncle writes to her brother-in-law about her sister's investments!

    Cotton Tufts Autograph Letter Signed "Cotton Tufts," one page, 7.25" x 9". Weymouth, July 16, 1799. To Revd. Stephen Peabody. Damaged integral leaf addressed "[R]evd. Stephen Peabody" by Tufts. The letter, in part, "Least I should not have the Pleasure of seeing you at Weymouth, I have left with the President's Lady Forty Five Dollars & Sixty Cents which is in full for Money in Trust to the 1st Instant and also for the last Quarter Rent on Medford Farm (although I have not as yet receiv'd it)..." Tufts then tells Rev. Peabody, in detail, how he has disposed of "700 Dollars committed to my Trust for Mrs. Peabody." He concludes, "You see by this Statement that in the Negociation there is left a Balance of £12/6 due to you, this Balance I have carried to the credit of your Account - which have enclosed - the Receipt which is left with the Money you will sign and leave. I hope you will find time to visit us..." Cotton Tufts (1734-1815), Weymouth, Massachusetts, physician and former member of the Revolutionary Committee of Correspondence, was Abigail Adams' uncle. He refers to her in this letter penned while John Adams was President and she was "the President's Lady." Two years earlier, Rev. Stephen Peabody, a widower, had married the widow Elizabeth Smith Shaw, Abigail Adams' sister, so this letter has tremendous Adams family association. Light toning on right half of letter. Fine condition.

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