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I have spoken to one of the Providence Stage-coach Drivers; and upon the supposition that there will be, at least, two passengers besides yourself viz: your Son and a Maid Servant, if not a Man Servant also, and that the Coach must be at Braintree over night to take you early in the morning, if you shou’d choose to set off then, or, if it shou’d be more convenient to you, that you might order...
I am sorry that I did not know the President’s wishes, before the Receit of your Letter, to be a Purchaser of Thompson’s Island. One half of it only is owned by me, the other half by mr & mrs. Oliver of Salem. I had determined to part with my half; and two Persons have Appeared to make an Agreement for it. my Price is two thousand dollars for my part. one of the two persons is to give me an...
I wrote you from Worcester, which before this, I hope you have received. We lodged last night at Palmer, dined at Suffeild and arrived here this evening little after seven. We stopt a few moments at Windsor to see the Chief Justice—who says he enjoys better health at present, than he has for many years past. The Presidents old friend Mr. Trumbull was well enough to walk to the tavern and spend...
Being informed of your intention to stop in this Town on your way to the Southward, you will give great pleasure to Mrs. Marshall and my self by accepting a bed at our house, as we can accommodate you with convenience, & perhaps more agreeably than at a public house; and depending on the honor of seeing you / I am / Madam / Your most humble Sert MHi : Adams Papers.
We arrived at this place last evening about seven Oclock, where we have found most excellent accommodations. We have been highly favored with charming weather—excellent roads and good entertainment ever since we left you—find the chariot a much easier carriage than the coaches. The President thinks he never made so great a progress in his journey with so much ease to himself as the present. At...
We arrived on the 10th. I, much oppressed by one of my great Colds, which is now going off.—I could obtain only one little Room and one little bedroom but We can make a shift. I came here more loaded with Sorrow than with Rheum. Sally opened her Mind to me for the first time. I pitied her, I grieved, I mourned but could do no more. a Madman possessed of the Devil can alone express or...
After quite an agreeable journey we arrived at this place on the 10th inst. where we have found much better accommodations than we had any reason to expect. We are at present with two old maids Miss Barnes’s, who appear to be civil and obligeing—they have furnished the President with two rooms, a parlour handsomely furnished and a convenient bed chamber. The City is very much crouded at...
I Sent you a Letter this morning before I recd yours of the 13. from Brookfield. I rejoice that you had arrived so far and born your Journey so well: but the Weather has been so wet that I doubt whether you have been able to reach East Chester to day. I am more convinced that the Air is a great Repository of Diseases and that it is impossible to guard against them. Be always ready. Yet I now...
I hope you enjoy your health at this time & that it will be confirm’d to you & that your journey will be agreeable, and a happy meeting with the President, You will excuse the Liberty I take in requesting the favour of your influence with the President for the Office that Son Fitch Hall is desirous of obtaining I should be very happy if he could gett it, I wish him well & should be glad if he...
Your favors of the 5th: and 7th: currt. came in course, and I am much indebted to you for the disposition you made of the letters, which arrived, after my father’s departure. I have lately recd; several European letters & pamphlets & ought to have received another with the letter you enclosed me from Mr. Pitcairn, in which he desires particular respects to you. He acknowledges the receipt of...