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I was so much fatigued from my journey that I found it impossible to write by Whitcomb he will tell you how very much the poor baby suffered and I hope it will be an inducement for you to come and fetch us as I really feel that George will be almost too great a charge for me alone he has quite recovered his fatigue and looks as well as ever the meeting with my friends was almost too much for...
I should have answered your very affectionate letter by this days post had I not been confined by one of my fits of the cramps &c. which owing to the fatigue of my journey and the unusual agitation of my spirits was attended with a considerable degree of fever I am however much better today and should be perfectly well if it was not for my hands which are extremely painful it is a return of...
I wait with the utmost impatience for a letter from you as I am extremely anxious to hear of your safe arrival and likewise to know something about your future plans as it regards my return home I have recieved a very polite invitation from your mother to Quincey but as I am very desirous of bringing one of my sisters home with me I have hesitated about the answer I will candidly own to you...
I recieved your very kind letter late last night and hasten to answer it although I have already written by this post. You need be under no apprehension about your dear Boy as it is impossible for a child to be in better health and the terrible eruption proved to be nothing more than bug bites he has taken his weaning like a little hero and continues to grow very stout and hearty I talk to him...
I write you a few lines merely to mention that George is perfectly well and that I am almost tired of our seperation and extremely anxious to see you. I must draw upon you for the sum of twenty dollars as I have been obliged to purchace mourning on account of the death of Mrs. Hellen the Mother of Nancy’s husband the family all very anxious to see you papas not at all well. Adieu believe me /...
I send you the enclosed which I recieved two days since and should not have delayed so long had I not been in hourly expectation of hearing from you. The children are both pretty well. John is about more teeth and suffers a little with his gums but is as fat as ever, my own health is so indifferent I shall certainly wean him next month. I have not yet heard of an opportunity to send the Trunks...
I recieved your very kind letter and was rejoiced to hear that you had arrived safe at New York as I was a little apprehensive Patty might occasion you some trouble on the road. I am extremely glad she performed her journey so well. It is painful to me to renew the subject of our last letters but I cannot suffer you to suppose that I remained here from choice had I had the slightest prospect...
I recieved your letter my best friend the day before yesterday which afforded me much pleasure as it assured me of your safe arrival at home I know not but it appear’d to me that your letter were not in good spirits when you last wrote you do not say you are well and I fear the fatigue of your journey has proved injurious rather than serviceable beneficial I had 20 Cents to pay Postage for...
I write you again my beloved friend in the greatest anxiety to hear from you as I fear’d from your last letter that you were unwell since last Sunday I have not heard from you and though I cannot flatter myself you can devote more than one half hour in a week to me yet I no sooner recieve one letter than I anxiously look forward to the time in which I think it probable I may recieve another...
I recieved your Kind favour of the 24th Yesterday morning never did a letter prove more welcome as I had suffer’d a great degree of anxiety at not hearing from you it is three weeks since the date of your last and I was very apprehensive your had been prevented from writing by indisposition I am wretched if you do not write me once a week at least to inform of your health—It is perhaps fancy...
I recieved your favor of the 3d three days since it gave me real pleasure as you appear to be in good spirits and write much more cheerfully than you have done some time past— I was much surprized at the change you mention in Mrs. Whitcombs person she wrote Caroline she had been unwell but I did not think she had been seriously sick— I have just done reading Madame de Staal’s new Novel which...
I sieze the earliest opportunity of answering your very kind letter of the 9th which I did not recieve untill friday evening owing to a of violent Storm of Thunder and Lightning and the heaviest Rain ever Known in this part of the Country by which the roads have been so much injured that the Mail was delayed one day I never witness any thing like it Mrs. Hellen who continues in a very weak...
I recieved your very kind favors of the 14th 20th & 24th. on Friday & Saturday & Should certainly not have delayed answering them so long had I not been prevented by a severe attack of the Spasms attended with a considerable degree of Fever which have tormented me these three days. I am pretty well to day and certainly one should not complain as though the Spasms were very violent they were...
I send you enclosed a couple of Profiles one of which I wish you to present to Mrs. Adams if you think they it will prove acceptable I am told mine is a very fine likeness and Caroline who likewise takes this opportunity of offering one to your mother has I think been equally fortunate the other you can keep or give to Mrs. Whitcomb if you do not want it they were taken by a Mr. Todd, a...
I recieved your kind favor of the 31st on Friday Evening with the Bill enclosed for which I return you many thanks I am rejoiced to hear that you Garden affords you so much amusement and hope to find it in high order against next summer I think if you intend to make any alterations in the House as there is nobody at present residing there it would be better to have them done this Summer We...
I send you enclosed the bill of Lading & Key of your Trunks which I suppose will have arrived in Boston when you recieve this letter— I drank tea the night before last at Mrs Pichons their little Boy is very sick P. is really recalled but does not quit this country untill next spring Mr. & Mrs. Bonaparte are gone but from what I heard a few evenings she is not likely to meet with a very...
I am anxiously waiting to hear from you and only write to inform you that our little darling has entirely recover’d his health and looks as well and as handsome as ever He will not run alone so soon as I could wish I hope however he will in the course of a month should he continue well George is very well and grows quite fat again Your Absense begins to be insupportable and the time which yet...
I recieved your last very kind letter two days since and return you many thanks for your verses the idea is extremely beautiful and I should be much delighted to see it dressed in some other form by you I do not admire the versification at present whatever you do write must be more grateful to me than the best piece that ever was penned— I followed the multitude today and went to pay my...
Your kind favor reached me the last Wednesday and I left town early on Thursday Morning with my two little ones to try the effect of change of air I thank God it has answer’d beyond my most sanguine hopes and the our dear Babe has return’d in much better health and spirrits. I have recieved a kind invitation from Aunt Cook which I have accepted and propose going in about a week it is twelve...
I recieved your kind favour of the first the day before yesterday our dear Babe is so much better I trust he will now go through the Summer pretty well although the next two months will I fear prove very trying should he continue better I shall defer my visit to Newmarket untill September if not I shall endeavor to go immediately the only difficulty is how to get there no Stage going between...
I recieved yours of the fourth only two days since & cannot concieve the reason of your letters being so long on the road I scarcely ever get one under a fortnight your last I believe was owing to your not having sent it to the post office untill eight four days after it was written I know nothing that adds so cruelly to the bitterness of separation as a want of punctuality in writing— Since...
At length I am able to answer your kind letter of the sixteenth our dear Baby has been extremely ill the last three or four days cutting teeth he was so bad yesterday we were considerably alarmed but I thank God he is much better to day and two of the teeth are through I never in my life saw a Child suffer so much I hope he will not have any more untill the cold weather sets in— The Alert is...
Last night I recieved your kind favour of the 19th & 22d I was sure the melancholy circumstance which so lately took place would occasion great consternation in your part of the World It is indeed most dreadful & I think every one who values his life should be extremely careful how he expresses his sentiments on almost any subject particularly at this moment when people appear to be on the...
Your kind favour of the 23d arrived in due time and afforded me sincere pleasure as it contained the pleasing intelligence of the health of yourself & friends and I unite with you in prayers for its long continuance— Our dear children I hope & trust are recovering from the effects of the Season although we have had little or no hot weather it has been unusually sickly & the Summer complaint...
Since your favor of the twenty third I have not had the pleasure of hearing from you and I suffer the most dreadful anxiety lest illness should be the cause of your not writing Oh God of Heaven forbid I cannot support the idea of your being sick and I so far from you the thought is torture and I shall know no peace untill I hear Oh this separation life is not worth having on such terms rather...
I recieved your very kind letter of the 3d on Sunday evening & was inexpressibly shocked at the melancholy news it contain’d. Poor Mrs: Sargent. I most sincerely sympathize with you my beloved friend in grief for her early death. Amiable & lovely as she was every one who has seen her must deplore her loss, but you my best friend who have known her so long and once loved her so well must indeed...
I recieved your favor of the 12th last night and was very much greived to learn that you were so unwell do not I entreat you my beloved friend suffer yourself to despair our little darling has it is true been most allarmingly ill during the greatest part of the Summer but but I thank God he is perfectly recover’d and growing quite fat I thought I had taken the greatest precaution when writing...
I last evening received your very kind letter of the 19th and was much grieved to hear of the indisposition of your Mother I trust however it is nothing more than a slight attack of the complaint which has so many years tormented her and hope in your next to hear of her recovery pray write me soon as I shall be very anxious untill I learn how she is— Poor Shaw I am sorry his complaint has...
I yesterday recieved your kind letters of the 26 & 28th of August which relieved me from great anxiety on your account the dates of my letters are a convincing proof that it was not owing to any inattention on my part and I can in no way account for the delay as I generally carry my letters to the Post Office myself— I have one of my agreeable head aches to day which make me so stupid I am...
I recieved your kind & charming letter last of the 2d last Tuesday but was prevented from answering it immediately by one of those severe and sudden fevers which have more than once attacked me it was I believe brought on by the usual cause extreme anxiety and fatigue Our poor babe has had a violent attack of the complaint so prevalent in this Country at this Season which continued nearly a...
I last night had the satisfaction of recieving your kind favour of the 10th. my beloved friend and am inclined to believe it has been as efficasious as any remedy Weems could have offer’d for my recovery, as my indisposition the last two days has been chiefly on the spirits. you know your power and must exert it I suffer a degree of weakness and languor I scarcely ever experienced before and...
I recieved last night your charming letter of the 16 and was much distressed to learn that your mother had again been unwell the weather here is quite cold winthin this few days and we all seem to revive I hope e’re this you have had a change as favorable and that you may all soon enjoy the blessing of health— I was so unwell when I last wrote I scarcely answer’d any part of your letter assure...
Your three last letters have arrived at the promised time I am concern’d to learn that mine have fail’d however as the news they contain’d was not of the most pleasing nature I am should be grateful for their detention as in all probabily you will recieve three of them by the same opportunity which will be the means of saving you from a state of extreme anxiety and Solicitude— I am excessively...
More fotunate than yourself my beloved friend I last night received your very kind though somewhat too philosophical letter when we are distant and a beloved & suffering object is not constantly before our eyes imploring for relief we find it impossible to afford it is easy to advise, reason has full power to act and we are not exposed to those dreadful alarms excited by every change &...
Your letters Profiles & Money have arrived safe for which I return my thanks It is true I felt severely disappointed at not finding yours among them but I endeavour’d to console myself with the transporting idea of soon possessing the dear original and every regret vanished in the sweet anticipation of our approaching meeting— I wrote you that you might possibly be at a Wedding & in the course...
After a couple of days of anxious solicitude 1 last night recieved your very affectionate letter from New York which revived my half drooping spirits by affording me the delightful certainty of your being in health and having arrived thus far in safety— I am rejoiced to hear that the Col. still supports his misfortune with cheerfulness and sincerely wish he may yet find a more pleasing...
I last night recieved your kind letter from Quincy but was much mortified at the very slight mention you make of the Children I expected you would have written very fully as to their growth and every alteration which has taken place since my departure and feel more than half disappointed at John’s not knowing you although it was unreasonable to expect he should. You can readily imagine with...
I am much disappointed at your Sisters not having accompanied you to Boston, having flatter’d myself with a hope that her society would have proven a great compensation for the loss of your wife and Children but I admire her resolution it was almost impossible for her to leave the Col. at so critical a period of his affairs—Mr. Hellen who is again in Baltimore return’d last Sunday and staid...
The pleasure I recieved on reading your account of our charming Children my best beloved friend you can more readily concieve than I describe I can believe that George grows like me but Johns round face and deep dimples must I think be infinitely more like his father who has ever been celebrated for this to me fascinating beauty the delight I feel at learning that they still talk of me is...
I write you a few lines although with difficulty having been for some days extremely ill and still remaining too unwell to be able to attend to anything my illness was I believe occasion’d by walking though a very small distance and nearly threaten’d a premature confinement I am so much better that I trust I have escaped the danger and make no doubt I shall get through very well your charming...
Your kind letter and deed came safe to hand last evening and I immediately sent to beg Mr Cochran to come as Doctor Thornton was out of Town owing to a bad gust this gentleman disappointed me and I find by the Laws of the State here it is necessary to go before two Justices which I intend least there should be any objection hereafter I am no great judge but it appears to me that you have sold...
To hear from you and to write you are the greatest pleasures I am at present capable of enjoying and even this is in a great measure restricted by the almost total loss of the use of my thumb which I fear will yet teaze me three long weeks my sincere desire to prevent your feeling any uneasiness on my account urges me to use every possible exertion and I must rely on your indulgence for every...
I still continue as well and better than we could reasonably expect my best beloved friend and shall write two or three lines merely to announce this I know to you pleasing intelligence. My milk as yet gives me no trouble and I hope I shall escape without the usual difficulties and I have had no fever whatever My time was a very bad one and lasted 20 hours Twelve hours more would have...
My health continues to mend rappidly and the prospect of soon rejoining you and my little darlings supports my spirits and enables me to bear the dreadful stroke that has befallen me with more fortitude than otherwise I fear I should have done— I can safely assure you that this misfortune was not caused by any imprudence on my part Dr. Weems is satisfied that the Child had been subject to...
I have this moment recieved your kind letter my best friend it has removed a load of anxiety from my heart which was becoming almost insupportable I wrote you yesterday that I was well to day I am even better as my mind is at ease your letter laid two days in the Cambridge post office which accounts for the unusual delay— The Death of Col. Wythe was attended with the most horrid circumstances...
I last night recieved your truely tender and kind letter words cannot describe the feelings with which I read it my heart swelled with gratitude and love and I almost ceased to think the stroke so bitter which proved to me how dear I am to your heart. Your plan is so perfectly agreeable that I beg you will take the house and if possible have it prepared and my Children with you by the time I...
Accept my best beloved friend the sincere congratulations of your wife whose prayers are humbly offered to the author of all good for your happiness and to grant you many many happy returns of this day that it may be the last which we may pass in affliction and separated— This day poor little Archibald was consign’d to the earth close by our dear little babe and poor Boyd and his wife are in...
I last night recieved your letters of the 10 and 13 together and the extreme satisfaction of learning that your long silence was not caused by any new misfortune and that your health and that of our dear children was good. Your mother and, Sister Smith both wrote me last week who writes in better spirits than I expected. I am not surprizedat any thing Yrujo does. He has every reason to think...
Having arrived thus far safely my best friend I write you a few lines merely to inform you that I have borne the journey much better than I could possibly have expected though I find myself unable to proceed as rappidly as I wished we arrived here this morning at two o clock Came by Water from Baltimore with 60 passengers in the Newcastle Packett all Irish just arrived in this Country We left...
I arrived here yesterday after a very fatiguing journey but find my health tolerably good Your Sister is in charming health and spirits and I think looks better than I ever saw her Capt Hull on his arrival here recieved new orders and is uncertain about going on to Newport however as Mrs Smith insists on our staying here untill after Commencement I hope we shall if he should not proceed be...