From Pierce Butler
Philada. July the 3d 1801.
I trouble You with the inclosed letter from Mr. Dominick Hall, a Gentleman of the Bar in So. Carolina. I know very little of him; but under existing Circumstances I dont know that You can do better. He is a steady Republican.
Pray has anything been done for poor Freneau? I feel solicitous to see him out of the reach of want. I am persuaded You have not less friendly feelings towards him.
It is so intensely warm here that I can scarce write—how must it be with You! This Country suffers from a want of rain. With sentiments of sincere regard & Esteem I am Dear Sir Yr Obedt.
The Mercury at 90 Farenht.