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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...
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 &...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...