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Herewith we transmit you the Address of the subscribers, Democratic Republicans, of the Town and County of Washington in the State of Pennsylvania—in whose behalf / We are, Sir / your Obdt. Servts. MHi : Adams Papers.
The Students of Dickinson–College, assembled again after the usual vacation, embrace the earliest opportunity of making a public and explicit declaration of their sentiments and resolutions, at this important crisis. Believing that unanimity is of infinite importance to the Citizens of these States, and that the most unequivocal proofs of such unanimity should be now given by the Citizens at...
With my borrowed Money I have just paid the collector my tax Bill. I have the satisfaction to know that I did not borrow it to pay any expences of my own creating, but having been twice before call’d upon, I could not submit to a third, without discharging it. I have not any Letter from you of a later date than the 17 th nor do I expect to get an other untill the 4 th of April. the weather is...
I received an hour ago your Letters of the 22 d and 27th. I have been anxious enough for you since I saw the proclamation. I advised you to take for your cough Rhubarb & calomil. do not omit it, but take it immediatly. it will serve You for the complaint which usually afflicts you in the spring as well as for your cough. I will obey the summons as soon as possible but there are many...
I sent last Evening to the post office in hopes that I might get a Letter of a late Date. I received my News papers to the 30 th March, but no Letter. if there is any delay on my part in executing your directions, attribute it solely to the post offices, which will not permit me to receive Letters but once a week from you. I should Suppose that if a Mail containd only one Letter, it ought to...
Dr Tufts has been consulted by me respecting the leaseing our places, and we have come to an agreement with the Tennants, who in proportion to the rise of Labour & produce, Annually expect more & more indulgences. a Farmer cannot be content with the profits he once made. he will tell you, the Day Labourer fares better, which is true. I meet with so many difficulties, that I wish Sometimes that...
I received by the post yours of March 3 d & 5 th I had previously received the speach which I think well calculated to do great Good. I am much out of the way of hearing the observations which will be made upon it. as it is a publication to the people, of your real sentiments & opinions I hope it will be considerd and believed as such, and have a tendency to remove prejudices. I do not wonder...
This, I hope, is the last letter which you will receive from me at Quincy. The funeral rites performed, I prepare to set out on the morrow. I long to leave a place, where every scene and object wears a gloom, or looks so to me. My agitated mind wants repose. I have twice the present week met my friends and relatives, and taken leave of them in houses of mourning. I have asked, “Was all this...
Thus far am I on my journey. I hope to reach East Chester on thursday Evening, and one day I must pass there, and one in N york. on Monday I shall sit forward for Philadelphia, and could wish you to meet me at muckleroys to dinner on twesday, if agreable to you, of which you can inform me by post addrest to me at N york to be left at our Sons. Brisler will be home by Saturday Night or sunday...
I received by this Days post your Letters of the 9 th 11 th and 13 th , that of the 13 th I hoped would have containd a post Note that my word which I had given for the payment of Haydens Note, and to the collecters of Taxes might not be forfeited. yesterday the collector calld upon me for the 2 d Time. I told him I could not pay him, but that I would in the course of the Month, relying upon...
I have neither Seen or heard of any unpleasent remarks or strictures upon your late addresses. what may be reserved for hereafter I know not. the Chronical has been quite favourable, drawing however wrong inferences that your administration would be very different from your predecessors. the impression made upon the minds of the publick as far as I can learn them, have been highly favourable,...
The proclamation of the 25 of March, which is published in the Centinal of April 1 st has excited many anxious thoughts in my Mind. What would I give for an hours conversation it would tend to alleviate my apprehensions. I feel as if I could fly in all our many seperations. I have experienced a variety of anxieties. I thought there could be nothing New to feel, but there is now such a...
After a week of anxious expectation, I received by last Thursdays post, a packet containing three News papers a pamphlet, two excellent Letters from our Dear sons, and fourteen lines from a hand, from which I was desirious of receiving, fourteen times as much. unreasonable do you exclaim! Publick Buisness, publick cares, allow’d, but there is a kind of communication and intercourse which is a...
Tho I have not heard from you since I wrote you last, and have nothing new to say, unless it be a resital of my own perplexities, out of which I must get by myself. Yet a few lines will assure you that I am getting forward as fast as possible with my affairs, and prepairing to sit out on my journey. the weather has been as uncommonly cold and stormy for the week past, as it was Hot for two...
I think through all the most trying conflicts of my life, I have been called to pass through them separated from the personal condolence and support of my bosom friend, I have been taught to look for support and aid from superior power than man: there is a state of mind, when affliction dries up the source of tears, and almost bids the swollen heart burst. I have left one of those distressing...
I have received your Letters of the 24 & 28 of Jan’ry. if you continue in the use of so many learned words—you must send a dictionary explanatory of them. When you talk of your solitude I fully Comprehend that, and commisirate you in it. I hope you have not Sleepless Nights added to your other torments. I cannot reconcile myself to the Idea of Thomass setling in philadelphia. I Shall try to...
upon the 12th, our dear Thomas reachd Quincy to my no small Joy! I am as happy in his company and Society, as you have been before me, and I bless God that he has returnd to his Native Country an honest sober and virtuous citizen. I hope he will continue an honour and a comfort to his parent’s tho it is allotted them to experience different Sensations with respect to one, of whose reformation...
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 of Jan’ry 10th last Evening by mr Black when he returnd from Town, with one from William and the news papers. If I could but hear that Thomas was Safe arrived, I Should not dispute the presidene of first visit from him. I presume he would have no hesitation in detemining where it ought first to be made. Every circumstance will certainly lead him to Philadelphia, being...
I cannot give you any account of Thomas. I have sought for him by capt Jenkins. The Barbara which saild at the same time was a better vessel, well armd. mr Smith thought it probable he would prefer her, as she was for Boston. I joind him in the same opinion, and was not a little distresst in the Storm on Saturday Evening to hear that She had been cast away on Saturday morning near Salem, but...
I cannot say that I write you from my solitude, for who can call themselves Solitary when in the Society and company of a beloved Son, who has been long absent, and who returns to his native Land, with a plentifull Supply of the flowers and fruits which he has judiciously Selected, from the various Countries into which he has traveld. he appears very happy Surrounded by the Books in the little...
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 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 last Evening received yours of Novbr 28th. If oceans do not rool between us, mountains have arrisen The late sevear Snow Storm has shut me in, as close as a mouse in a trap, and that so early in the Season, that no probability appears, of any comfertable travelling this winter. The Banks are so high, so hardly compacted together that they will not be removed untill Spring; I am well...
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.
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...
On Sunday, Monday and Twesday we had a storm of Rain, Hail & Snow as severe as we usually get in Jan’ry or Feb’ry attended with a voilent gale of wind I could not form an Idea where you were, but thought from Your rapid movement early in the week that you might have got as far as Norwalk. My last Letter from you was dated at Suffield. I have not heard a word from Mrs. Smith since she left...
I yesterday received yours of Febry 22d there has not been any measure of the Government since you have been placed at the Head of it, which has so universally electrified the public: as the appointment of mr Murray to France, not the man, but the appointment, it came so sudden was a measure so unexpected, that the whole community were like a flock of frightned pigions; nobody had their story...
Mr Gore came out this afternoon to see me, and informd me that mr Dexter proposed to sit out tomorrow for Washington. by him I embrace the earliest opportunity of informing you of my safe arrival at Quincy on Saturday the last day of May, in good health tho some thing fatigued I got on very well, met with no accident, Horses all in good order. I found our Friends here well. the Hill looks very...
I Last Evening received yours, of the 13th, I believe I must Cheer you up a little, and I dont know how to do it more affectually than by telling you that I am better, that I rest well a nights, and that yesterday for the first time I drank Coffe at my Sister Cranchs. We had a light fall of Snow two days ago, which coverd the bare ground, and as the Banks were considerably sunk and the Roads...
I have at length procured the addresses and find them better collected and arranged than I expected, tho there are many not yet published; If dr Tufts Should have occasion for some Money he desires to know if he may draw. he applied the interest to purchase principal, since the new Loan is opend there are plenty of Six per cents at market. I have purchased 80 Bushels of oats. I could not get...
I received your Letters of Decbr 31 & Jan’ry the 1st I am sorry that it should fall to your Lot to nominate Col Smith again, and that to a lower Grade than, as a Soldier he merrits. I think however that he was placed in a difficult situation. if he had rejected the offer, those who have stiled him a Jacobin, would have attributed it to motives unfriendly to his Country. but as a Man...
Such extrem cold Weather I do not recollect to have felt in March, as it has been this week, and it has laid Thomas up with one of his Soar Throats and rhumatism I hope however tho very threatning, that it will not be lasting; I am so well as to ride out, when the Weather will permit, and able to look after my poor Lad, who I regret has so much of his mothers constitution & infirmities—...
I write you once more from this city. the Trenton River is impassable and has prevented my sitting out. we hope however that the Rain may clear it. I Sent Townsend of to day; I have heard Some of the democratic rejoicing such as Ringing Bells & fireing cannon; what an inconsistancy said a Lady to me to day, the Bells of Christ Church ringing peals of rejoicing for an Infidel president! The...
Yesterday in high Stile with his Carriage and four, His Honor the Lieut. Govenour made me a visit. This is the first notice I have received of his Gaurdianship. He desired I would inform the president that he had been here, as he had promised him that he would take care of me . I told him I should certainly comply with his request; the seeing me for the first Time, since the loss of Mrs Gill,...
I believe our Legislatures when they made the House tax were not aware of the trouble attendant upon the execution of it. to measure every House Barn out House count every Square of Glass, collect every peice of Land, and its bounds—and then apprize the whole is a Labour indeed, I have had the Gentlemen here the last week, and they have with the assistance of your Brother gone through...
on tuesday Evening I received the Mercury, and read in it, the arrival of Capt. Jenkins in the America, on Sunday. You may well suppose I felt greatly rejoiced expecting from Thomas’s Letter, that he was undoubtedly a passenger. no mention was however made of him in the paper: I expected for two days to hear of him. Then I conjectured that not knowing of my being here, was the reason of my not...
This is our Thanksgiving day, when I look Back upon the Year past, I perceive many, very many causes for thanksgiving, both of a publick and private nature. I hope my Heart is not ungratefull, tho sad; it is usually a day of festivity when the Social Family circle meet together tho Seperated the rest of the year. No Husband dignifies my Board , no Children add gladness to it, no Smiling...
I have not written to you since you left me, but as I know you must feel anxious to hear—I write tho it will but add to your apprehensions; my own Health has mended, tho the weather has been so wet and unpleasent that I have not dared to venture out, not even to see my dear sister in her sickness and distress. She is very low with the fever confined to her Bed. Katy Gannet taken down, & George...
I give you joy of the Safe arrival of our–dear Thomas; whom you will have cordially received before this reaches you; I Shall be happy to see him as early as will be convenient for him: but if it is thought best that he should remain a while with you; I shall acquiese, now I have reason to believe him in Safety. I hope his Health has not sufferd from his winters Voyage. I shall the more...
I write you a few Lines just to Say that I am better than when I wrote you last, that mr Cranch is also Slowly mending. Boylstone Adams is not worse. I expect to hear that you have a Great cold. if so I pray You be early attentive to it. I inclose you the News paper which I take. my Neighbours taking the rest, I See them all. You will find in it the Letter I mentiond to you. it contains...
I received yours of 28th of Nov’br I have not faild of writing to you once a week ever since you left me, and I believe twice, tho the Letters may not reach You, so regularly as I wish. I have kept you informd of our movements. Mr Porter and French compleated last night getting Home the whole of our Timber, Boards, and Shingles. Of the Boards there are more than 30 thousand, and near 50...
I arrived here about half after Six, without any accident, but beat and bang’d enough I do not wish for the present, a severer punishment to the Jacobins & half feds who have Sent me home at this Season, than to travel the Roads in the San Culot Stile just now; the Roads were hard frozen points up, all the way. We were 4 hours making our first Stage, and then commenced a voilent Snow Storm....
mrs Smith appears so anxious and unhappy tho She Said nothing, that Seeing it, I advised her to follow you, & Sent Michial to Town hoping She would overtake You tomorrow. She appeard so rejoiced at the proposal that in half an hour, she was gone. I hope she will overtake You by tomorrow night. I Slept well last night & tho I feel very low Spirited, I Shall Strive to be content . I will follow...
after a Sleepless night I begin my journey with an anxious mind, tho not a desponding one. my dear Sister is I hope out of danger, tho So low and weak as not to be able either to stand or walk. mrs Norten whom we had all burried in our expectations is getting up again. Thus have I cause of comfort that Death has not enterd their doors Whilst in my own family I have cause to mourn the Death of...
The rain comeing on the morning I left Bristol, I reachd about noon and remaind there untill yesterday morning when I procceeded to Brunswick Soon after I got there the Col. & Major Ripley arrived, and informd me that mrs. Smith would expect me to dinner. We accordingly sit out and got here about 2 oclock. The Col. was not able to be absent as Gen’ll. Hamilton was on his way to Capp Camp—and...
I have only time whilst the Stage Stops a few moments to say that I received yours of 24 last Evening. the day was not forgotten by me. mrs Smith invited mr Otis and Family to dine with us upon the occasion, and made the token of New England thanksgiving a fine plumb pudding, and the company toasted the day & many happy returns of it— Your Letter added to the pleasure of the Day by informing...
I received the Centinal last Evening and found by it that the two Houses were formed and that a committe had waited upon you; that you could not as usual attend upon the day following oweing to indisposition. You will easily Suppose that I must feel very anxious from reading this, because I know a slight indisposition would not detain you; I have a Letter from you of the 9th of December. You...
I Received yours of the 15th on wedensday, and participated in the Joy and pleasure you must have experienced in meeting a dear and amiable Son after a four years Seperation. How happy should I have been to have folded him at the same time to my Bosom, and felt a pleasure which the Childless can never experience, I have already written both to you, and to him, respecting his comeing to Quincy....