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in porcupines paper of last Evening I read a Letter said to be written by mr Findley to his Friends in the western Country. Is it to be wonderd at that the people are disunited in sentiment when such grose misrepresentation are made them respecting the veiws and designs of the Government, and its Representitives? it is rather a subject of Surprize that so little Effect is produced by them. I...
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...
Mr Adams has some property in his Brother Charles’s Hands at N York. he wrote me in one of his late Letters that he Should direct dr Welch to draw for it and purchase him a free hold estate in Boston. whether he has given him power so to do I know not. I have written to Charles for information and desired him not to let it go if he could avoid it untill he received his Brother’s orders again....
I promised my dear Thomas to write to him by the May packet. On Fryday Evening at the drawing Room the British Minister informd me that he would take charge of any Letters I might have to send. I wrote to your Brother by the April packet, since which there has been a continuation, and increase of that American Spirit which I informd him was rising into activity. I have sent to your Brother, by...
I had not intended to have written You to day, having this morning closed a Letter to your Brother, and told him all I had then to communicate, but the post of this day brought me some Letters from my dear Louisa’s mamma, and it is with great pleasure I inclose them to you, and wish them a safe arrival I know how good and how sweet it is to hear from our far distant Friends; Scarcly a week...
Your last Letter both allarmd my fears, and in some measure prepared my mind for the Event which has since taken place, and which I read this day in the Centinal. dear little Cherub. she is early calld to a state of Bliss. endeared to me, by having past more of her time with me, than either of the other Children, I the more sensibly feel your loss, and shed with you the sympathizing tear. With...
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...
The Secretary of State has just informd me of an opportunity to write by way of Amsterdam. I embrace it to send you a few lines only. The vessel is to sail this day, and part of my morning which might have been devoted in writing, will be occupied in prepareing to receive the Youth of this city to the amount of 800 it is said who are comeing in a body, to present their address to the P...
Mr Black got here on Thursday night. I was rejoiced to see him. It seemd next to being at home. I yesterday received your Letter of April 29th. I had heard before both of Sukys death and my dear little Marys. I felt hers the more sensibly, because she was more endeared to me from having been more with me than either of the other Children. my Heart is grieved for mr and mrs Smith who for this...
The repeated deaths in our Families and those with which we are closely connected during the period of one year; is a circumstance full of afflictive consideration to us who survive. We have not only followd the to the Grave the Aged who fully ripe have been gatherd to the Great congregation but fine promising youth just entering & enterd upon the active scenes of Life have been Summond to a...
Rumour at a distance magnifies, and Seldom reports truth. I have not written you a word upon a Subject which I knew would have made you at least very uneasy. About three weeks ago, a Letter was Sent, or rather brought here of a Sunday Evening by two young women of the City, one of whom said passing the House a few day before She took up a paper in a small alley which runs between our house &...
I write you a few lines by mr Black altho I know the post will go quicker. I hope to get Letters to day from Quincy, now a week since I heard. we are thank God all well. the President is most worn down I tell the Gentlemen if they do not give him a respit Soon it will be too much for him—the Numurous addresses which pour in daily in abundance give him much additional writing. They are however...
If I have not written to you my dear Neice it is not because I have not frequently thought of you through the winter. Your good mother has often informd me of your welfare and that your little Girl was well. I have sent by Mr Black a little token of my Remembrance to her not because I thought you had not pretty things in Boston, but merely that she might have a slip of my giving her, if she is...
What no Letters from Quincy has been repeated every day for a week upon the return of every messenger from the post office. I was hunting up my pen this morning & going to sit down and inquire whether my dear sister was sick when yours of May 10th was brought me. you can hardly judge how impatient I feel if I do not hear once a week, but have you not received a Letter from me inclosing a Bill...
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 was sorry to read to day in the Centinal of the 16th an account Said to be written by a member of congress to his Friend in Conneticut an account so contrary to truth if the writer had said the State House Yard or Gardens, instead of the Presidents House, he would have written the Truth, but most assuredly there was no appearence of any persons round this House, or near it, untill the Gaurd...
I received by way of Providence last week your kind Letter of the 11th sent by mrs. Barret, together with the Sermon for which accept my thanks. if mr and mrs Barret had come to Philadelphia, it would have given me pleasure to have noticed them, as it does all of my Friends & acquaintance, or those who are introduced to me by others. I take this opportunity by mr Spear to send you two or three...
Inclosed is an extract of a Letter received from my Son at Berlin. I am allowd to transcribe it, and transmit it to you, with Liberty to publish it, if you should deem it proper. you are however requested not to Name the writer publickly. I think Sir, mr Adams could not have seen a work lately reprinted here, or he would have seen the whole plan and Scheme developed. it is calld proofs of a...
I received yesterday your kind Letter of May 12th and was rejoiced to learn that you had recoverd from your late indisposition So far as to be able to ride out. have you ever tried the use of Calomel for your complaint or Bleading? this climate is not So Subject to disorders of the lungs and Breast as ours but much more so to other inflamitory complaints which call for speedy aid. We have had...
I wish he did not Love Land so well, because I know we have enough to torment us—when we come to look to that for support, we shall find it difficult enough to procure it, and very much swallowd up by taxes & Labour. I am for having as little trouble as possible as we pass down the vale of years we shall want repose if we live. I have no objection to mr Clarks having the House an other year....
I am loth a vessel should sail without a few lines from me, and the Secretary of State is very good to inform me of every opportunity, and tho I have not received any Letter since I wrote you last, which was on the 4th or 5th of this month, I will acknowledge one for your Father, dated 17 Febry. the duplicate of which the original is not yet come, No 53. A Letter for your Brother accompanied...
Yours of the 18 I received on Thursday 23 and I rejoice to hear Mr. Black got home so Soon, as I think he could dissipate your anxiety on our account. I may be too confident, but I do not feel as if any body wanted to hurt or injure us. Bearing neither Malice or ill will towards any one, not even the most deluded I cannot be particuliarly apprehensive. I wish the Laws of our Country were...
As the vessel by which I have already written to you, did not sail yesterday, I can now inform you that the Bill for the protection of our commerce past yesterday in the House of Rep’s 50 to 40. It impowers our vessels of war to capture, and bring in all French cruizers and privateers which shall be found hovering upon our coast. It will pass into a Law tomorrow. We are still in the dark why...
Inclosed is the Act which I mentiond in my Letter of the 26. It yesterday received the presidents Signature & tho not all it ought to be , it is a Step towards it, and if our Envoys were but out of the French dominions, much more decisive measures would be persued. It really seem’s to us, as if they were infatuated. Many of our vessels which came out under convoy have safely arrived. The St...
I just write you a line to day, to tell you we are well and to inclose Letters from my Family. We have not any thing new Since I wrote you last, except a fine rain, which is truly a blessing for the Grass and Grain were in a suffering condition and the dust so intollerable as to render riding very dissagreable. I am to drink tea on Board the Frigate United States this afternoon if the weather...
yours of May 18 received on Saturday. the President Says, he will be obliged to you to chuse him a good pipe of wine and inform dr Tufts who will take measures to get it to Quincy. You may either forward the Bill of it here, or the person of whom you purchase may wait our comeing, which I hope will be in about a month from this time, I fear not Sooner—we know not what a day may bring forth—You...
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...
I was indeed greatly afflicted by the contents of your last Letter. I received it yesterday, and having a large party of Ladies and Gentlemen to dine, I felt but Little Spirit to receive or entertain them. I did not communicate it to the President untill the Evening when he insisted upon it, that I had some dissagreable News which had affected my Spirits. Least he should suppose it greater or...
Judge Blodget is here again, and offers to take Letters to you. he says he call’d and that you was not at home, nor my dear Cousin Betsy for whose Health I feel not a little anxious. how is she? has She a fever? has she a cough? Would not a journey serve her? has she been bled? I hear from you but Seldom. you would write oftner if you was a little more careless. I mean if you did not attend So...
I have duly received all your Letters, and thank you for them. Your last of May 20 came on the 30th. The answer to the address from the Students, I presume they must have received. It was addrest to your clasmate Welch, as one of the committe, It would have been jointly addrest; but mr Malcom had mislaid the Letter which accompanied it and their Names could not be recollected in order. the...
The president received this day your obliging favour of May 29th accompanied by two of your sermons. Will you permit me sir to be the organ of his acknowledgement to you for it. a Friend had sent him one a week ago which he recd with pleasure & much satisfaction. it is indeed a consolatory reflection amidst the weight and cares which thicken upon the president him, and the dangers which...
I received on Saturday Yours of May 28th. I wrote you on Saturday previous to my receiving yours. I am very sorry if the Box I Sent Should be lost. it was a square Box coverd with canvass, the Same you sent my cap in last Summer, addrest to mr Smith. the dress in it together with the handkerchief, Ruffels &c was of 30 dollors value. I intended it for Betsys wedding dress. the vessels Name the...
I received your Letter yesterday of May the 28th, and the Sermons you were so kind as to send me, which I have read with much pleasure. I have received ten from different Gentlemen and I design to have them bound up in a vol’m—You observe that a uninimity prevails throughout the Country. It does so in a wonderfull degree, and I consider it as a kind interposition of providence in our favour,...
I yesterday received a Letter from my Son Thomas in which he repeats his Brothers request that I would look out for some person as a sutable Successor to himself to supply to his Brother his place The young Gentleman whom mr Adams desired me to make inquiry about, the Son of Judge Dana, his former patron is engaged in the persuit of merchandize, and I presume would not wish to quit that...
The president received yesterday your obliging favour of May 29th: accompanied by two of your fast Sermons, permit me Sir to be the organ of his acknowledgment to you for them; A Friend had sent him one a week before; which he read with pleasure and Satisfaction. It is indeed, a consolatary reflection amidst the weight of cares which press upon him from every quarter and the dangers which...
I write you this morning just to say that there are dispatches from our Envoys up to April by which it appears that they have had Several conferences with Tallyrand, the Subject of which was obtaining Money—They are just decypherd and will be communicated. no Reception from the Directory, no like to be any. I can not but Say to you, what will Strike every one, that every hour they remain in...
I write you a line this morning to say that dispatches have arrived from our envoys up to April as I understand. I have not seen them. They are just decypherd and will be communicated. No reception of them by the directory. Some conferences with Tallyrand, the Subject as I learn, money. money still—why will our envoys listen to such tales? they will delay & delay, untill the concequences will...
I received yours of June the first. I am quite delighted at the account you give of the Season and the appearence of vegetation. I was out yesterday at a Farm of Judge Peters call’d, Belmont, it is in all its Glory. I have been twice there, when I lived at Bush Hill, but he has improved both the House and Gardens since—after being six Months in a City, you can hardly conceive the delight one...
I received yesterday yours of May 28th. I inclose you the account of money sent you including what is now in this Letter; If I should not remit you any more untill I come; I will then Settle the remainder. I do not expect to leave here untill the first of July. I shall rejoice if it may be then. I have wanted the P t to get you to draw for 2000 dollars which I think might be spaird, and to get...
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 inclose you a Bill of Lading of some flower, a cask, trunk and an Iron dripping pan, which I have look’d for without effect in Boston. You will be so good as to receive them for me, & pay the freight, which with other matters you have against me. You will charge and I will pay You in Boston, or send you from hence if You will inclose the account; Heigh ho. When Congress will rise, I can make...
I return you, with thank’s the Letter you was So good as to communicate, and the Specimin’s of Poetry, which do great honour to the memory of the unfortunate Youth; who is the Subject of them. at the Same time they bear a pleasing testimony to the talants and abilities of the Authoressess. The Eligy of the Lady of Seventy, I think bears away the palm. I have a Mischievious inclination to...
The June packet is to sail tomorrow, As I know you must be anxious for constant intelligence at this critical & important period I will not let her sail without writing to you, tho it is a hazard whether she will go safe, for our very coasts are infested with French privateers, who insult us in our own Waters. Every exertion is making to get our Frigates to Sea. We have some 20 Gun vessels...
but I was thinking so much of Quincy, that I mechanically dated from thence; when I sent Letters for Louisa, mrs Brisler &c by yesterdays mail; I could not get time to add a line of my own; being engaged in writing to Berlin by the British packet. Since my last to you, I have recived a Letter from Mrs Johnson inclosing Letters to her, both from mr & mrs A— at which I rejoiced. She has thought...
The president has just received a Letter from mr A at Berlin an extract of which he has allowd me to transcribe & communicate to you, that if you consider it of the publication of use it as of use, you are at Liberty to do it, as a communication to be relied upon, but the Name of the writer you will not make publick. this information so perfectly corresponds with a work lately pub printed...
You and I my dear Madam have trod together through one Gloomy Scene of War, Havock and desolation, and have see our Country rise Superior to the oppression and despotism. We have seen it take a Rank amongst the Nations, and at this period it exhibits the phenominon of the Sole remaining Republic, which is not engulphd in the Gormindizing and insatiable Grasp of that power which like the Grave,...
I received yesterday your favour of June the 9 with its inclousure, as well as a former Letter, which I felt too much dissapointed to replie to. I have read the Sermon with much pleasure and satisfaction. The parallell drawn between the Jewish Nation, previous to & during the administration of Nehemiah are is and our own Situation at this time striking indeed, as portraid by the ingenious pen...
You and I my dear Madam have trod together, through one Gloomy Scene, of War, havock and desolation; and we have seen our Country rise Superiour to oppression, and despotism and take its Rank among the Nations, presenting at this period the only Spectacle of a Free Republic, which has not been Revolutionized, by the Gormandizing and insatiable thirst of that power, which like the Grave, crys...
I should sooner have acknowledgd your obliging favour & replied to your inquiries but I was if I coud have obtaind any thing upon the Subject which woud have been usefull to you The President desires me to tell you that he does not possess any minutes or details of the debate or Speech upon the occasion you allude to. Dr Ramsey must have his from some lose memmorandum or other. With respect to...
Mrs Adams’s Respects to Dr Benknap. She takes the Liberty of sending him a pamphlet just published, Said to be written by mr Dennis of Maryland, the Successor to mr Murrey, and also a few of Peters, Edition of the Cannibals progress, as he terms it. these details may be very usefull, tho the horrors they contain Should make us Shed tears of Blood, at the depravity of Human nature. NhD .