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I have had the pleasure of seeing and perusing two or three letters from you to my Father and Mr. Shaw since my arrival here, and have learnt with joy that your health is better than it has been for some time past. Do not be impatient for my coming on, for I shall certainly make no unnecessary delay, and unless I should take a run to George town for a moment, I shall set off for Boston on...
I received your favor of Novr: 13th: with an enclosure for J Hall, yesterday, by the New York mail. It came by a vessel, which left Hamburg only one day later than myself and was enclosed by Mr: Pitcairn in hopes it might reach me before I got out of the River. I will begin by acquainting you and Mrs: A- with the health of all your friends. Our good mother, from whom I have not yet heard...
I wrote you a few lines from New York, upon my arrival there, enclosing a packet of letters, addressed to Mr: Hellen, and hope they reached you safely. I now forward as I was desired, to your care, a package for Mrs: Hellen from her Sister, which you will be So good as to deliver, and if you please acknowledge the receipt of to me. It will give me pleasure to hear from you at all times. I set...
The morning I left Philadelphia I had not an opportunity of making the necessary arrangement with the Secretary of State for the payment of my Brother’s salary, which the Secretary of the Treasury had promised to advance. I should be sorry that this circumstance should defeat my intention of subscribing to the loan on behalf of my Brother, the Sum of 4000 Dls: which each person, who subscribes...
Your kind favor of the 26th: ulto: was delivered to me by my Mother on my arrival, the 12th: instt: at this place. I thank you very much for it, and your friendly congratulations upon my safe return. I had before the receipt of your letter, learnt from Mr: & Mrs: Johnson that yourself & family were well, and I doubted not but a short time would bring me a confirmation of it from your own hand....
I arrived at Boston on Monday evening after a prosperous journey, and came out to this place the following afternoon in the Quincy Stage. I had the happiness to find my Mother in tolerable health, and shall be highly rejoyced, if my presence, should in any degree contribute to the continuance of that blessing. The rest of our friends are well, excepting Uncle Adams, who suffers much from a...
My time has been so occupied between going to Boston to get my dinner and coming back to Quincy again, that I have written to you but once since my arrival. I should have considered these frequent visits as time lost to improvement, but that they have enabled me to attend the Session of the Supreme Court, which commenced on the 19th: ulto. Having now complied with all the necessary forms of a...
That I have hitherto given you no account of my voyage since my arrival is imputable to the unsettled state in which I have been from the time it took place to the present moment. I have made a visit to Philadelphia to see my father, have passed nearly 10 days at New York—and for this last fortnight have been here with my Mother, whose state of health, though far better than it was during the...
I am now and then regaled with a few words from your store house, spread over as many lines, which brings to my mind very forcibly the words of Pope. “The weighty bullion” & you know the rest. As yet however I have nothing directly from your hand. I have been playing truant ever since I arrived, and begin to think it high time to attend my office more punctually. We have had Balls and dinners...
Since I invited you to a correspondence, and you have not declined it, I should: think repentance in the very threshold of the undertaking an unfair desertion from a cause in which I embarked as a volunteer. The offer to contribute by some occasional communications to the supply of the farmers Museum was rather an evidence of my zeal for its success, than of any ability to afford the...
I arrived here safely yesterday forenoon, after an agreeable, though rather tardy passage from New-Port, which place we left on Sunday noon. During my stay at Newport, I visited fort Wolcott, being acquainted with Lieutt Ross of Pennsylvania who is stationed there. Major Toussard had the politeness to accompany me, and I was much pleased with the appearance of discipline & military decorum...
I left Philadelphia the 9th: instt: and after passing a few days very pleasantly at Baltimore in the society of Mr: Johnsons family & that of Mrs: John Smith, came to this place where I had the satisfaction to meet Mr: Cranch in tolerable health & spirits. I have been received & treated with uncommon hospitality and politeness in both these places, from the first characters, and as no...
Your friendly & excellent letter of the 1st: & 10 instt have reached me at this place, where I arrived the night before last, having passed a few days at Baltimore & Annapolis on my way. My tour has hitherto been highly pleasing to me, and should it conclude as it began, I shall not regret having made it; indeed a more favorable moment could not have occurred, since had I remained in Philada:...
On my journey through this place, about a fortnight since, I wrote you a few lines by a vessel bound to Bremen; on returning here I find another ready to sail for the same place, and I have found a moment to give you a little sketch of my journey, which though not long has been a very pleasant one. After passing a few days here, I went to Annapolis, where the Supreme Court of the State was...
On my arrival here the day before yesterday I should have found your favor of the 28th: ulto: if I had gone directly to see Mr. & Mrs: Otis, as I ought; instead of which I went to make a wedding visit to Captain Henry, who left town for New York the day following, on his way to Rhode Island & Massachusetts—Mrs: H—— accompanies him & I have promissed to give them letters. Well, as I was a...
Your kind favor of the 2d: instt: found me as you conjectured at Philadelphia, fixed in my lodgings & in possession of my Office, which however is too far removed from the Court house & the seat of business. I was unwilling to give up the advantage of living in the family where I am, because in case of this fever appearing in the City, the same lady has a place of her own at Germantown to...
I have just now got your letter of the 7th: instt: and been made very happy by its contents:—I am quite ashamed of myself for not being so great a politician as you are, but the fact is I have thought for some time past, that politics is but a remote branch of my trade, and though I am not indifferent on any subject, particularly interesting to the public, I feel some listlessness respecting...
I have your favor of the 15th: instt: and thank you for your kind solicitude respecting my health, which is just passable and no more–The extremes of heat & cold have a sensible effect upon my Constitution, and though I am tolerably free from rheumatics and faintness, yet I have the old complexion, with a tinge of yellow less perhaps than when I left you. My feverish habit still hangs about...
I had just wafered my packet for this day’s post when your’s with No 5. &ca: was handed me. You can form no idea of the pleasure I derive from your communications, which I hope you will not discontinue even should mine fall short of affording reciprocal entertainment. I have been occupied during a greater part of this week by an attendance on the Court of Nisi Prius now holden here—it will sit...
I am favored with your’s of the 23d: instt: and the enclosures—one of which is herewith returned. The Lieutenant Governor’s address is quite equal to my expectations, and there is little doubt with me, that he will rise a peg higher, merely, or chiefly because the people would not be united in any man of more capacity and talents. If any considerable interval take place prior to a new...
I have your favor of the 30th: ulto. before me, and thank you for your tender solicitude on account of my health, for which however I think you need not be particularly solicitous, since I am, excepting a few sensations peculiar to the climate of this City at this season, as well as usual, in addition to which I am on the point of leaving town for some weeks to reside at Germantown in the same...
Your’s of the 2nd: is in hand, with the enclosures, which receive thanks. I am sorry you dislike short letters, because I shall make a excuse therefrom for writing more seldom & only when I have matter enough to fill my paper on all sides. Against this I am sure you will protest & on second reflection, will prefer frequent brevity, to scarce prolixity. Among my brothers books you will find...
I address you again after a short interval from the date of my last, having little more to say than that hitherto we are all in health, which I doubt not you will be glad to learn. We have had several attempts to conjure up the yellow fever among us, and I have no doubt that cases of it have already occurred, for towards the close of the last & beginning of the current month the weather was...
If it be only to thank you for your favor of the 7th: I will deviate an minute previous to the meeting of Court; I thank you also for the Walpole paper, which entertains and delights me more than any of the literary productions of the Country. If there were an editor here of the same taste as the Walpole Bard, I should sometimes indulge an itching which besets me for scribling—I know not...
I have scarcely heard of you since my return excepting once through Mr: Johnson, and as I had nothing interesting to communicate, I have deferred it till now, when an occasion seems to authorise it. On the removal of the Seat of Government to the City, the Office of Clerk of the Sup. Court of U. S. will most probably become vacant, as the present incumbent, Mr: Sam. Bayard, has since his...
I thank you for your favor of the 15th: instt: which reached me yesterday at this place, where I have been since the 15th: and where notwithstanding your kind invitation & advice, I expect to continue until it shall be clearly ascertained whether the pestilential fever is to prevail or not in the City this season. I am out of the way of danger, if any should exist, and before the expiration of...
I have just come to Town after a weeks absence, with the intention of removing a small portion of baggage, which I had left behind, & return again this evening to the Country. The weather has been quite temperate during the last week and few, if any, new cases of the fever have occurred; indeed there is no unusual mortality at present, and we earnestly hope there will be none, but the season...
I am in possession of your favor of the 21st: instt: with the letter of my brother enclosed; they were both very acceptable and I return the enclosure with thanks for the perusal—I hope shortly to receive the letter, which he mentions having written me on the subject of his affairs; though I think they are in as good & safe a train as any disposition I could make of them—I have written an...
The 26th: instt. brought me yours of the 18th: & the 28th: that of the 21st: with accompanyments— Accipe gratias et incepto permanete . You anticipated my request to be informed of how the rituals were this year performed at Alma mater. I am, among other pursuits, attempting to renew my acquaintance with school & College books, for which I own I had little relish while they occupied me as a...
Your two last favors have reached me in course, and I am happy to find that the suggestion I made was, acceptable to you. I shall of course mention the matter to such of the Judges as I know and probably in the course of a few days, should the Supreme Court be held in the City as usual. A direct application on your part to Judge Cushing, would not be amiss, and I have little doubt but you will...