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I thank you for your valuable and much esteemed favour of Sep’br. 28th the President will leave me tomorrow and I shall follow him in a week if possible; but the determination was made only on fryday the 8th; at a time too when I had been a week confined to my Room by an attack of the old intermitting fever—from which I hope I am now recovering. But it requires some resolution to undertake a...
I have been determined for several weeks to write to you, but one avocation after an other, has calld of my attention and prevented me. I was seizd with a voilent fever soon after my return, and confined to my bed during the absence of the President. he found me upon his return confined to my Chamber, and unable to leave it for some time. Since my recovery I have enjoy’d better Health, and...
You judged right my dear Madam, I do most sincerely rejoice in your prosperity and returning happiness, which to my frequent sorrow, I saw often overshadowd by an anxious and Distressed mind during your late visit; it was a silent unobtruding grieff grief which renderd it the more affecting; nor were the gratefull feelings of your Heart less intresting, upon an occasion which gave more...
I expected the post of this morning would have brought me a few lines from you; I was very unhappy upon your new account the day you left me, it appeard so inhospitable to consent to your going, upon a day which proved so inclemnent, that I could not reconcile my feelings to it; I hope you have not been made sick by it. and that you found your Family all well upon your return. Mrs. Hellens...
I have been contemplating writing to you from day to day for Several weeks past: but having delayed too long already, I will now atone for former neglegence by immediatly inquireing after your Health and that of your Family? Since I left your City and reachd my own habitation we have had a more inclement Season than I experienced through the whole of the winter; if you have not had a portion...
The weather is now so fine that I judge the Roads will be good by the beginning of the week; it will give me great pleasure to see you here and either of the young Ladies with you; which can best accompany you; I do not mean to exclude your son. if mr Johnson himself cannot come your son will of course attend you. I shall endeavour to make Philadelphia as pleasent to you as is in my power, by...
I received your Letter with those inclosed from Berlin. I thank you for the entertainment which they have afforded me. those for Berlin arrived at a very fortunate time. I gave them with some, which I had written, to the Prussian Consul who is returning immediatly to Berlin and who promissed to deliver them himself. I have delayed sooner replying to your Letter, that I might have it in my...
I have the Satisfaction of inclosing to you a Letter from our dear Daughter at Berlin, received yesterday by my Son Thomas, and the additional pleasure of assureing you of her confirmed State of Health. I have not any Letter myself, but mr T B Adams has one from his Brother of october 17th, which contains this agreable information, as well, as that of his own recovery. our pleasure upon this...
I embrace this opportunity by mr Shaw my Nephew, a Friend and college acquaintance of your Son’s, to enquire after your Health; and that of your Family. I wish my dear Madam that I could rejoice your Heart with any late agreable intelligence from our Children abroad, but that is not in my power. the increased Ravages of War—renders it more difficult to keep up any regular communication with...
I have the pleasure Satisfaction to inclose to you a Letter from our dear daughter at Berlin received by my Son Thomas yesterday and the additional pleasure in of assuring you of her confirmed State of Health. I have not any Letter myself, but Thomas has one from his Brother of october 12th which contains this agreable information Before which as well as that his own Health was also quite...
I expect to set out tomorrow, on my journey to the Eastward. If the Letters which you may have written Should not reach me first, I have directed that they should be sent on to the post office at N York where I shall get them; you will please in futur to address your Letters to Quincy near Boston. I have received a Friendly Letter from mrs Dalton, in which she is very earnest to learn how I...
I thank you for the intelligence communicated to me in yours of the 7th, respecting my Nephew for whom you justly supposed I was very anxious. I hope he will not venture abroad too soon. By other accounts I learn that Mr. Cranchs Life was really endangerd, and that your own fears, and indignation did not exagerate the Statement of facts. I have not heard any Crimination of Mr. Cranch, but all...
I received your Letter of July 4th. I was indeed so allarmd at the beginning of it, as scarcly to have power or fortitude to proceed. I thought the next line was to anounce to me the death of one, or other of our Children. Happily that was not the case tho the affair which gave rise to your Letters is very destressing to me I thank God that it did not prove a fatal one. I know the candid and...
I received your Letter of June 20th with one for mrs Adams which I shall forward in a few day’s. I am Sorry to learn that your Health & Spirits are depressed. I know well that want of Health mars every other enjoyment. You must call Reason & philosophy to your Aid, nor let the untoward occurrences of Life too much depress you. “Man wants but little here below, nor want that little long” are...
I received on Saturday the 7th your Letter of June 4th, inclosing those from our Children, and I was more gratified to find you had at Length received Letters, than if they had been for me. Mrs. Adams’s account of herself, was more full and satisfactory than any which I had previously received. I think she cannot be again; even in that Country so dissagreably situated as she was. I am...
I received a few days past your obliging favour of May 7th. inclosing the Letters of my Sons, and one from the Godmother of Mrs Adams, which contains a pleasing and agreable picture of the mutual regard, and affection of our Children. Mr. Adams never writes me, but he expresses the Satisfaction which he derives from his connection. Long may they live in the full enjoyment of those domestick...
I received two kind Letters from you since I had the pleasure of writing to you. I regret that both you, and your Family have experienced so much ill Health Since you arrived in this Country. I feel for you as a Stranger; and wish you were near enough to me, that I might have it in my power, to return to you, and your Family, some portion of the kindness and Hospitality which I experienced...