Writing to her new daughter-in-law shortly after her marriage to their youngest son, Thomas Boylston Adams, Abigail here touches on a number of household matters, and expresses joy that the couple are living in nearby Boston: “I miss you not a little yet am better satisfied to have you in Town, because I think you feel happier ... To hear that you are well and happy will give much pleasure to your affectionate Mother…”
She also mentions her desire to accompany John on a visit to their new household, her enthusiasm only being dampened by a recent snowstorm: "I should be very happy to come to town tomorrow & bring John, but it will be difficult even for one person to get in, the snow is dissolved so much that the hills are all bare ... The streets I know must be like a river, so do not attempt to go out." The coming year would bring further occasion for the in-laws to visit, as Nancy gave birth to a daughter they named "Abigail Smith Adams" in August 1806.
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