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a Conversation at table between mrs A—— and mr J——n last thursday. mr J. Pray who is that Gentleman who sits next but one to the president? That is mr Waln of pennsilvana. I never Saw him to know him before. pray who is the next? that is mr Ho l mes you surely know him, Smiling. he is a democrat. No I do not. mrs A. I know nearly all the gentlemen of Both houses, a few voilent demos. excepted...
I received your Letter inclosing the one from your Brother—I do not find the extract you mention in Wayne Paper. I would have had it inserted in I. Russels before I leave here, but that I know not how it may be introduced in the US Gazet, and it would not be & proper they should clash. but if there is any hesitation upon the Subject in Philadelphia, there will not be any here. I well remember...
I have not written to you since I receivd your Letter giving me an Account of the ordination, the fatigues of which I should have been glad to have shared with you, and I could not but blame myself, that I did not write to request mrs Porter to have opend our House, and Stables, and to have accomodated as many persons as they could. It is now happily over and I congratulate the Town in having...
I could not but regreet that we had not the pleasure of Seeing you in Philadelphia, as you got so near. But we could not prevail upon mrs Smith to Stay any longer. I hope to have the Satisfaction of Seeing you Soon at Quincy. I shall leave here on monday. the President will Sit out next week for Washington. I have to trouble you again with an other Bill of Laden. the chairs mentiond in it be...
I thank you my dear Mrs Smith for your obliging Letter, and for your care of mine & Mrs Smiths Cloaths, which came safe to hand. the trunk I presume is yours. it shall be duly returnd to you—Mrs Otis and Mrs Lee have just left me. mrs Lee is innoculated for the Small pox, so that she will not be able to go into company very Soon. She appears a pleasent amiable Woman. mr Lee is much esteemed...
My Son having Sent me a coppy of your valuable Book, the President has read it with great Satisfaction and pleasure; I have not as yet been able to go through the whole of it, myself having resignd it into the hands of miss Hannah Adams the Authoriss of a Work entitled “a veiw of Religious opinions”—She is about republishing the third Edition of that work with considerable additions, and Some...
I received a few lines from you yesterday, in replie to mr Bates queries. I would have the Room above finishd off the Same Size with the lower Room, the North Clossets to remain in the Room and Chamber, the Stairs to be one flight, a portico with a flat Top which I would have leaded, and a Similar one built over the front door of the House, the two trees cut down, but I do not wish to have the...
Well my dear Son, SCarolin has behaved as your Father always Said She would. the consequence to us personally is that we retire from public Life: for myself and family I have few regreats, at my age and with my bodily infirmities I shall be happier at Quincy. neither my habits, or my Education or inclinations have led me to an expensive Stile of living; So on that Score I have little to mourn...
I received your two favours one of 9 and the other of 13th. I am sorry that you should have felt yourself so wounded tho to be assailed in the house of our Friends is a calamity of the bitterest kind; the President has had no common share of it in this State. Those who have been firm supporters of the administration of Washington, whose voices and pens have uniformly been employed in h olding...
I received yesterday your favour of Novbr 8th and thank you for the information containd in it, The weather has been uncommonly fine through the whole of this month; I wish you had used your own judgment respecting the putting up the frame this winter. I had not any expectation of its being so early ready, or of the winters being So mild, but it is now so far advanced that it may be best to...
Your kind Letter reachd me on the 20th. I began to feel very impatient to hear from you; your Letter afforded me much pleasure; I rejoice that so worthy and amiable a man as mr Kendall allways appeard to me, is like to be so soon, and agreably setled. I would willingly exchange all the discourses I have heard here since I came and all I shall be like to hear, for the one half which e’en chance...
I reachd this place yesterday about 11 oclock and found the Family all well the Col. with his Regiment gone to the Jersies.—Mrs. Smith and Nancy reachd here on fryday from Baltimore, the fever still so bad in N York, that it is not adviseable to go in. We had two very frosty nights upon our Journey, some fogs. I took some cold. Mr. Otis a very bad one. I left him & family at Mrs. Hatens, about...
we reachd this place at half after Six we found the old inhabitants gone, the new inn keepers name Tombes, the people civil and obligeing, every thing very neat Jackson drove very well. Farmer and Favorite lazy Traveller & ceasar brisk I am fully of the mind that a middle Size Horse travels with more ease to himself, and pleasure to the driver. we shall get on Slowly. I had rather have the...
I received your Letter by mr Sheafe together with the Small trunk Safe, and render many thanks to you and mrs Smith for your kind attention. this morning I received your favour of Janry the 9th, with the papers inclosed manifesting every testimony of Respect and gratefull Remembrance which an affectionate people can pay to the memory of a public Benefactor. my Native State has never been...
I have the Satisfaction of inclosing to you a Letter from our dear Daughter at Berlin, received yesterday by my Son Thomas, and the additional pleasure of assureing you of her confirmed State of Health. I have not any Letter myself, but mr T B Adams has one from his Brother of october 17th, which contains this agreable information, as well, as that of his own recovery. our pleasure upon this...
it would be if made. we must be convinced, as well as the people of in general, that the convention taken all together is highly advantageous to the Country; Let then a thinking and impartial Man Compare the Situation of the united States on the 4 of March 1797 when the President assumed the office of their first executive magistrate with their Situation on the Same day 1801, when those...
By mr. Beals who is going to Boston, I send you a Little dress for Thomas when he changes his peticoats for other apparil, if they will fit Edward let him have them, the waistcoat may be let out, as you see by the lower part; the neck is as open as with their Slips. it is a very pretty cool dress for children just changing the form of their cloathing. I fear Master Thomas jockey will be out of...
Inclosed is a Letter for the Doctor as the contents are valuable you will be so kind as to deliver it yourself, and give me notice that you have received it and done so by the first post I Shall want to hear very often from you and to know how our affairs progress. I am most anxious about the painting and having the Rooms of the old House in order. Mrs Porter must have help. She will have Such...
Inclosed is a paper I promised in a former Letter— I shall not write to Washington untill I get on my journey, but you may write under cover to col Smith, and let me know when the president was in Philadelphia. I do not get any news papers from thence now— Your affectionate / Mother NRU .
Mrs Smith Louisa mrs otis Rush Peters and a number of young Ladies are just gone to Congress to hear the Speech which is deliverd at 12 oclock to day; I should have liked well enough to have been of the party, but it would not have been proper—you will see it, as soon as you will get the Letter I presume Some people will not be pleased, I Suppose because it will not disclose enough about the...
I received yesterday your kind and Friendly Letter for which accept my thanks. The interest you have taken from the best of motives in what you conceive to be the happiness and prosperity of the Country is deserving well of it; when plans were so deeply lade so deliberately carried into Execution, names so well known & so dear to very many of the inhabitants of your State and city, Men whom...
I yesterday received your Letter of the 19th. I think you have testified your proportion of Respect in a handsome Manner to the Memory of the good and virtuous Washington.—That he ought to live in our Memories, and be transmitted to posterity as a Character truly worthy Imitation, is Right; but some Eulogyst have asscribed to him Solely, what was the joint effort and concert of many. To no one...
I wrote to you not long since to inquire respecting Shares in the Cannals. I have not received any replie, but I am Authorized to requst you to lay out as much of the inclosed Bill of 5000 ds in Shares or Stock as you do not want to accomplish the building now in hand, repair the House in which mr Clark lives, and to pay mr Porter his years wages. I have also written to you respecting oats 200...
I wrote to you intending to end the Letter by mr Dexter, but found he was gone. I therefore committed it to the post under cover to mr Smith as the Letter had 200 dollers in it. be so good as to inform me by mrs Cranch when it reaches you I received yesterday yours of Feb’ry 25th. I think the sooner the Building is begun the better and as many hands employd as can be usefull in forwarding it....
I wrote you in my last how much I was dissapointed in not being able to visit you my dear Sister, but if I had not been obliged to have prepared for my Journey the Situation of our dear Sister and family, as well as of my own would have prevented me, tho a kind providence has preserved the Life of our Sister hitherto, and restored mrs Norten to our prayers, So far as to give us hopes of her...
Death, thou art no Respecter of persons; Washington is no more! a Great Man has fallen, and his End is peace, I shall dye said he, but death has no terrors for me; this Melancholy Event, was this day brought to this city by the mail and by private Letters; the Croup was the rapid disease which put a period to the days, of him whose, memory will I trust be Embalmed in the Hearts of all true...
I received your kind Letter by mr Peabody and thank you most Sincerely for it. I did not know that you had been so very Sick untill I Saw a Letter from you to mrs Foster. you my Dear Sister certainly take too great a charge upon you; I know that you delight in doing good, and communicating, that as our good Father used to Say, he had rather be worn out, than Rot out; but your constitution is...
I received yours last Evening of the 21st, when on the road; I could not write; I was generally so fatigued by Evening as to wish to get to Bed. we rose early and as soon we could get Breakfast sat out upon our days journey, at noon we usualy stopd two Hours; to feed ourselves and horses; and my Lame animal was a constant anxiety to me; I have got him here, and John has physick him, and bled...
I have not written you a line my dear son since I return’d to this place, now three months; I felt almost discouraged from writing, by not having received a line from you, for a very long period of time. Yours of Febry 19th at last reachd me in the month of july, and two days Since I received your favour of May 25th, for which accept my fervent thanks. the 17 of the present Month will compleat...
I wrote to you last Evening requesting You to meet me at the Susquahanah; but I did not reflect that it was two days Journey. this Evening Leiut partner has arrived and has tenderd me his Services; mr Evans furnishes me with a carriage to philadelphia provided we can cross the River if I cannot get over, I must depend upon the chapter of chances—if I can get over I expect to be in on tuesday....
Yesterday the President Sit of for Trentown and on Wednesday the 9th of this Month I go; I could have wisht to have seen you here first but knowing the vacancy will not commence untill after I Sit out, I despair of it. William regreeted that he was obliged to go without Seeing you, but a Sudden call of the President to Trentown to consult with Ministers, &C obliged him to leave home early than...
It is with great pleasure my dear Sister that I can say to you, your Son has recoverd from a dangerous complaint which threw us all here into great distress and anxiety upon his account. He returnd from Court sick, it proved to be a Billious Cholic. mr Johnson wrote mrs Johnson that he had been to see him, but that he was so ill that he could not be seen. the Children too were all Sick, and...
I reachd this City in good Health last evening. I have not felt dissagreable at any place upon My Journey through absence of any Gentleman Attendent, except at this North River I found a Boat just going off, With Several Horses and Chaises on board, my own Carriage could not go—I saw none but Irishmen by their Tongues going on Board, decent looking people however. the ferryman, appeard civil...
I received your Letter of 9th, with respect to the Carriage I believe I did not stipulate for a false linning, but I would chuse to have one—I shall take a carriage from here to Philadelphia and have some prospect of being accompanied by mr Cranch who has buisness on, provided he can leave the new office, to which he is appointed, Commissoner of the City in the room of mr Scot who is dead I...
I have sent by Gen’ll Lincoln the Little trunk you was so kind as to Send my Gown in. I have put Several Small articles in it, which are directed; you will please to send them as addrest—you will find a handerchief in one paper of which I request your acceptance I had it done up by a woman who clear Starches for me, as I think much depends upon the doing up fine Muslins—I hope it will get Safe...
By a vessel going to Liverpool I write you a few line’s with the hope that the communication may be now open, for no Letters have been received from you of a later date than Nov’br. I have written to You several times Since I came to this City, and your Brother oftner—I have the pleasure to acquaint you that we have all enjoyd our Healths this Winter. my own is better than for several years...
The paper which I inclose to you, will Shew you at one view the measures which have been adopted as tributes of gratefull Remembrance to the Remains of “the Man who united all Hearts,” and whose Death a whole Nation mourn’s—When the heavy tydings reach the inhabitants of our State, I am Sure they will not be wanting in testimonies of Regret and Respect; As Congress have requested the president...
I received your kind and friendly Letter of December 15 and thank you for your sympathetic condolence upon an event severely afflicting to a parent, in this case armed with many a barbed arrow, to infinite wisdom I bow in humble Submission, may the Chastning hand of providence be duly noticed by me, so that those Children who survive, may be doubly blessed to their parents. The year past is a...
I received yours of the 9th. and thank you for the excellent matter which it contained. Mr Shaw has not sent you any papers from hence because the papers have not been worth transmitting, a tupor appears to have seized every person and the query what can be done? what will be done? what ought to be done? seems to be the questions, amongst the three parties, into which not only the Legislature...
Last Sunday the tenth, we had a deep snow here and as I knew we usually have our proportion at the Eastward I fear it has obstructed the commencment of our Building. but at present the weather here is very moderate, I hope, equally so with You. I wrote to you inclosing two Hundred dollors under cover to mr Smith of Boston. You will inform me whether it got safe to hand. The President says if...
I received your Letter yesterday. I know from what I saw and heard whilst I was at home that there was pains taken to make mr & mrs Porter uneasy, and that they were too apt to listen to Stories which were in themselves Idle, and arrised from Envy. many would be glad to get into their hands Such a charge as is left with mr & mrs. Porter, who would not be so honest in their care and attention...
Several of your favours have come Safe to hand for which I thank you—in your last you mention it probable that mr Strong will be Voted for as Govenour—a very good Man, Who will be acceptable to every good man not devoted to Party. but to enable a Man who has not a fortune to Spend in the public service, and who has a large and increasing family to provide for, it will be necessary to enlarge...
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...
Inclosed are the Letters by this days post Saturday—Tell William I received his from Worster this morning. all well but James who must needs go a Girl hunting before he recoverd from mumps, So is sick with a fever but if he cannot come on I Shall take peter, and leave him to repent of his folly Yours as ever MHi : Adams Papers.
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,...
Mrs Cranch wrote me that mr Clark would remove from our House, and that mr Whitney was desirious of having it. I have mentiond it to the president, and he directs me to Say to you that mr Whitney shall have the House, and he requests that you would Sit mr Beals to paint the outside stone coulour, to repair the Garden fence and he is willing that the Rooms should be new painted within & paperd,...
Mr Sitgreaves has just call’d to let me know that he expects to embark for England in a Day or two. I will not Suffer so direct a conveyance to escape me, without writing you a few lines. Your Brother having written to you, will be my apology for not entering minutely into politicks. Since I wrote to you last, which was by way of Hamburgh, I have received your Letter dated Dresden Sep’br 17th....
I received last Evening yours of the 25—with a Heart filled with gratitude, for the many Blessings I have enjoyed through the 35 years of our union; I would not look upon a single Shade in the picture; for if according to Rousseaus philosophy, abstinence from what we delight in, is the Epicurism of reason; I have had my full proportion of enjoyment; This day is very fine, I almost regret to...
The pleasing Emotions excited by the Sight of a Letter, in your Hand writing, were Similar to those we experience at meeting a long absent Friends doubly endeard to us, by the perils and dangers through which they have past. I rejoice my dear Madam that you have recoverd so much Health, as to be able to assume your pen, and Such a portion of Spirits, as to discover the Same flow of soul which...
I received yours of the 22d yesterday. I have already written you that the president and I are both well satisfied with what you have done respecting help. I forwarded to you the ways , and means in a Letter of April 17th the receit of which I wish to learn as soon as possible. I have never lost any thing by post, and hope that what I then inclosed went safe—a vessel is now here going to...