Adams Papers

From Thomas Boylston Adams to William Smith Shaw, 16 September 1799

16th: September 1799

Dear William

Your’s of the 6th: saluted me on my return from a little excursion on a visit to the Bishop’s & Mr: Brecks—H Wyckoff my particular friend, called & dined with me on thursday, took me in his chair to the Bishop’s in the afternoon, where we paid our respects to his worship & the ladies, thence to the seat of Wyckoffs father; across the Schuylkill, where I stayed the night & in the morning of friday went in the same vehicle to Francford where we attended Court & towards night rode as far as Mr: Breck’s, where we stayed till yesterday morning, having found the family & left them in good health. In performing this tour, business as well as exercise & relaxation was in a degree my object—and I was very happy to make the first an apology for the latter. As a proof of [. . .] having made this excursion—ecce Signum! A budget [. . .] care, both of which you will deliver to Miss Gray.

The Poem &ca: came in course—I may take the trouble to read it, & I may not—your account of it is as much as I wish to know of it, though it is but fair to make my own opinion from perusal—

Your Boylstonian annecdote is rich—I fear he has spoiled sport thereby. Give him my love—

I Shall write Soon again / being now in haste / Your’s

T B Adams

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