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I received yesterday your Letter of Jan’ry 6th, with the News papers to the 7th Clapole excepted, which usually has the first debates, so that I got no debate later than I received on Saturday of the 5th. However inaccurate the printers may report the debates in Philadelphia; is best known to those who deliver, and those who hear them. When curtaild, and retaild by our printers they are...
Last Evening was marrid at the Seat of the President of the united States, by the Revd mr Weld mr Ebeneazer Hannon to Miss Abigail Hunt. please to inform miss Rebecca Tirril of this auspicious Event, as I am a great friend to Matrimony. and always like to promote it. where there is prospect of happiness and comfort, and as Nably had lived with me and was about to marry the brother of mrs...
I thank you my dear Nephew for your last agreable Letter. You have too sensible and feeling a heart not to participate in the pleasure which the Return of your cousin gives to his parents and Friends. Your account of his reception from his Father was too tender and interesting to my Heart, not to flow to my Eyes; I hope you will derive both instruction and improvement from him. You have a mind...
What can you expect me to write you from this village; where I hear & know no more what is passing in the world, than if I was wholy secluded from it. I have not Seen a Newspaper Since I came and but one Gentleman from Nyork. I can tell you that the leaves wither and fall, beautifully variegated by the frost with all the coulours of the Rainbow, that the tide Ebbs and flows covering the meddow...
Rejoice O young Man in thy youth and let thy Heart Cheer thee. This is the language of Soloman. Youth is therefore the Season of rejoicing; nor can there be any thing more Suitable provided that joy is temperate, moderate and Rational. “ For God is paid, when Man receives To enjoy, is to obey.” The old year is closed upon us, and a New one commenced; and we have abundant cause for...
By a Letter which I received from Caroline dated 1st Sepbr She acquaints me that a mr Verplanck has a Letter of introduction from mr dewint to you, and that She wishes him to come to Quincy to See us, that he has with him two Sisters, one much out of Health, very particular Friends of mrs Dewints. they proposed taking Lodgings at mrs Delanoes. If any Such persons have come into Town, you will...
When this reaches you I presume you will have arrivd to the end of your journey, and have taken possession of your office, where I trust you will be usefull and I hope happy. I find the publick offices are removed from Trentown Hence . I judge your uncle will proceed immediatly to philadelphia. I have not had a line from mr Brisler for more than a month. I hope if he and his Family are safe...
I have been informd to day, that a paper from N York the daily advertizer was received in Town on Saturday night, which states that the Senate have refused to concur in the nomination of mr Murrey, and congratulating the public upon it, that the Senate have offerd their Reasons, which are promised in the next paper; we are told that in a Multitude of Counsellors their is Safety” I cannot but...
You are very good dear William in your attentions towards me, and I receive the papers regularly which will now become more interesting as Congress proceed in buisness. Yours of the 10 & 12 of December I have received this week. The Aurora shows that tho Bache is dead, he yet speaketh, or rather that the Party which supported him are determined to have a press devoted to them. Whether the...
Is there no method my child you can persue to escape the constant colds to which you are Subject. It seems to me you have had a Succession of them ever Since you went to Philadelphia. have you had any thing of the Rhumatism? we have had open thawy weather which has given me a touch of old times, a dumb Ague for the week past; I think the News papers might have given us a little more accurate...