Quincy December 9th 1798
my dearest Friend
I write you a few Lines just to Say that I am better than when I wrote you last, that mr Cranch is also Slowly mending. Boylstone Adams is not worse. I expect to hear that you have a Great cold. if so I pray You be early attentive to it.
I inclose you the News paper which I take. my Neighbours taking the rest, I See them all. You will find in it the Letter I mentiond to you. it contains nothing more of a publick nature. it mentions the arrival of Thomas Welch & Thomas B. Adams design to embark from Hamburgh together with Louissas having had a Second Sickness similar to the first only not so voilent. we have had a repeated Snow So that the Ground is yet coverd. our Team & Frenchs employd in getting up the Boards &c. You will write me as often as you can & let me know all that is proper to be communicated but I Shall be but a half way politician This winter.
with a kind Remembrance to all inquiring Friends / I am as ever / Your
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