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Since the last Letter I rec d from you dated April 12 th poor Sukey compleated the Journey of Life and is gone to the World of Spirits through the whole of her Sickness, few have exhibited a greater Degree of Firmness, Patience & Submission to the divine Will, She has left us the consoling Hope of her enjoying a blessed Immortality— M rs. Tufts by her long attendance upon her seems to be much...
I received Your Favour of Octob r. 17. last, and have agreably to your Request consulted Deac n Pierce, respecting an Addition to your Dwelling House, He is of opinion that if an Addition be made in Front, (which He supposes to be practicable) it will be necessary to take the east Chimney down; the Floors below & in the Chambers must be taken up as well as some other Parts of the Rooms— upon...
The wise & steady Administration of our national Government, for Twelve Years past, has not only render’d us respectable in the Eyes of Nations abroad, but has been productive of incalculable Advantages at Home— If in any Instance foreign Nations have violated our Rights, they have had Conviction, that when Justice has requir’d it, We have had not only the Means, but Resolution to resent the...
Yours of the 28th. Ulto. I received the 10th. Instt. with the inclosure & shall take the first Opportunity to fulfill your Request. From your Letter it seems to me, that your Journey in part must have been very untoward, and troublesome; but your safe Arrival and without your Health having been injured, must have afforded much Pleasure to the President as well as it has done to your Friends...
Majr. Penniman sometime since mention’d to me, that upon further Consideration, He would take £30. for his Salt Marsh & Island, that he had been offerd £27. and refused it. For the sake of Cash in hand I rather suppose He would take £27. If You are disposed to purchase it, You will be pleased to let me know, and the highest Sum you would give for it. We have had no heavy Storms since you left...
In my last I enclosed a rough Plan of the proposed Addition to the Wood House, that Plan will exhibit to You an Idea of the lower Room; since then I have found, that it will not be much more expensive, to take the Roof off from the Wood house & Library and erect a new one over them, than to proceed in the Way that was projected. I have accordingly orderd it to be framd in this Way; upon this...
In Consequence of its being a rainy Day and confind at Home I have an opportunity of acknowledging the Receipt of Yours of the 29 th. Ult o. & the 8 th. Ins t. about the 8 th. or 10 th. Instant I wrote to the President and to you also— I have now compleated the Business assigned me respecting the new Building, and such Repairs to the Dwelling House as appeared to be necessary have also been...
Yours of the 21st. Ulto. and the 6th. Inst. came to hand Yesterday with $200 enclos’d, this Day have given orders to Mr Bates to proceed, with all Dispatch—he says You left undecided the Dimensions of the lower Room of the proposed Addition—27 by 20 was mentiond, but whether of that or less Dimensions he is uncertain—The Height also of the Room is wanted—How much is to be dropd from the Level...
I hope before this Time M rs. Adams has arriv’d at Philadelphia and recovered from the Fatigues of her Journey; of her Health & yours I am solicitous to hear— Since M rs. Adams’s Departure I have been busily employed in adjusting your Farming Concerns, M r. Porter, who has the Care of your Homestead, appears to me from what little Experience I have had of Him, to be well disposed, diligent &...
From the 6 th. of May to the 23 d. We had hot dry Weather with scarce any Rain, Our Pastures & mowing Lands began to suffer, Barley & other Grain which before lookd promising began to wither, from the 23 d of May to the 9 th. Instant the Rains were great, not more than Two or Three fair Days— At present Your Grass Lands Wear a fine Appearance, Pastures also, Your Barns will be too small for...