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title:“Oliver Ellsworth to Abigail Ellsworth”
authors:Oliver Ellsworth
date written:1787-6-26

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Ellsworth, Oliver. "Letter to Abigail Ellsworth." Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Ed. James H. Hutson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 121. Print.
Autograph Letter Signed, Connecticut Historical Society

Oliver Ellsworth to Abigail Ellsworth (June 26, 1787)

Philadelphia, June 26, 1787
Mrs. Ellsworth Our business is yet unfinished and it yet remains uncertain when I shall return home. I am sure I wish for the time for this city has no charms for me. I mix with company without enjoying it and am perfectly tired with flattery and forms. To be very fashionable we must be very trifling and make and receive a thousand professions which everybody knows there is no truth in. Give me a little domestick circle where affection is natural and friendship sincere and I do not care who takes the rest.
I seldom write long letters to anybody and I am sure I need not to you to convince you that I am with the truest and tenderest affection.
Yours Oliver Ellsworth Love to the little ones.
Chauncey is well through the smallpox

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