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The enclosed publications should have been sent by your Son. The Account of Christr: Ludwick was written to fulfil an Old promise made many years ago, in case I should survive him. You will feel the patriotic Sentiments uttered by him. To the present calculating generation, they appear fanatical, and unintelligible.— I send you the Account of the successful use of Mercury in the Consumption,...
I have heard with pain of the Presidents indisposition and lament that I am not near enough to him to offer him my Advice. The disease under which he labours, at the present season, & in persons of his time of life, is generally accompanied with such Symptoms of fulness, inflammatory Action, or Oppression, as to require bleeding, and Other depleting remedis before the Bark can be given with...
Your letter afforded me, and my distressed family great Consolation. It was much encreased by the friendly manner in which my dear and venerable friend Mr Adams received me last evening. The sentiments expressed (unfortunately to Mr Coxe) were Often you know communicated to Mr Adams in our free Conversations and letters upon titles , and forms and Government eight, or ten years ago. Indeed...
By the post on the 9th instant I intruded a hasty line upon you upon a reference Tench Coxe had made to me upon the subject of Mr Adams political principles. I wrote to Mr Coxe on the same day to demand justice from him for the injury he had done me. His publication has been contradicted as far as it relates to me in several of our papers. Tomorrow an Avowal of what I wrote to you a few days...
In addressing a small publication to the President, I am naturally led to congratulate You upon your recovery from your late tedious indisposition—May you long continue to enjoy your present health, and to add by your kindnesses, to the happiness of all Connected with you.— Your Son Thomas calls now & then to see us; but not so Often as we wish. He is fixed in a part of the city which does not...
I have just returned from spending an agreeable hour with your best Friend. In the Course of our Conversation, he informed me that you had lately in Addition to former complaints, been afflicted with an intermitting fever of a testian type. This state of fever in our Climate of late years is Often accompanied with inflammatory Symptoms, and instead of yielding to its usual remedy the Bark is...