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If you was not a firm believer in that Holy Religion which comforts in affliction & Solaces us under every adverse occurrence in Life, I Should think it useless to quote to you that Scripture which Says I have been Young & now am old, Yet have I never Seen the Riteous Man forsaken or his Seed begging Bread.—your Mother put into my Hand the other day a Letter which I read with pain, and have...
I received your Letter of June 14th. and the one you wrote from Anapolis. In replie to the subject you have written upon, I can only say that there is every disposition to serve the person recommended, but the appointment to office is one of the most perplexing and difficult duties which falls to the Share of the President. The applications are so numerous and frequently of persons who are so...
It was with much anxiety and concern that I learnt from mrs Johnson the outrageous attack which was made upon you by Mr. Duncanson, and the dissagreable circumstance of your being Badly wounded. I hope however from What I yesterday heard that the concequences of the wound will not prove so bad as one was apprehended. mr Greenleaf call’d yesterday to inquire what intelligence I had received, he...
Mr Shaw will be the Bearer of this to you it is so long Since you Saw him, that I presume he will want an introduction to your recollection, tho not to your Heart. he will bring to your Remembrance those agreable days Spent under his Fathers Roof, whilst expectations, and anticipation presented you prospects of future felicity and enjoyment, before you had seen or experienced the checkerd Lot,...
I received by yesterdays post your kind Letter of Janry 28th. I am the more Solicitious to reply immediatly to it in order to rectify a mistake which mr Shaw must have made, if he said that I had taken up a determination never to go to Washington. so far from it that I know not any thing which would give me more pleasure than visiting that place & many others near it—Mr Shaw may have heard me...
I received your Letter of and was very happy to learn that you were so much recoverd; you must be cautious of riding in the Evening. Billious complaints are very hard to remove, and frequently become very allarming; you must have had a spice of the intermitting fever a year ago. It is one of the greatest depressers of the Spirits that I ever experienced. I am much obliged by your attention,...
Your dear Father has joind the Spirits of the Blessed made perfect, on saturday last he was taken sick, appeared as he frequently has upon former days was wandering in his mind,—but a general prostration of strength took place. He was sensible only for a few moments at a time; exhausted Nature sunk to rest, without pain or struggle, and heaven has been pleased to save him the anguish of...
The solemn and impressive scenes through which I have passed the last week, were too affecting to me to commit to paper. I thank God for that support and consolation which now enables me to address the only son of my dear departed brother and sister, endeared to me by every tie of affection and consanguinity, whose lives were a worthy example to all their posterity, and whose deaths were a...
I yesterday received your Letter from Annapolis of May 8th. I congratulate you my dear Sir, that altho the clouds have been darkned round you, and altho You have experienced by death the loss of kind and worthey Friends, others are rising up to Supply their place. the opening now which presents itself, is Such as may give you Sanguine hopes & Light prospect. I sincerely wish they may be...
Mr W S Smith with Mrs Smith are upon a visit to her Relations in Washington. he is desirious of paying his Respects to you, as a Relation, and as a desendent of the Venerable Characters, whom he remembers with Respect and veneration— He is desirious of obtaining employment under the Government. in what Capacity I do not know. His being So nearly Related to me, deprives him of all the advantage...