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I promised my dear Thomas to write to him by the May packet. On Fryday Evening at the drawing Room the British Minister informd me that he would take charge of any Letters I might have to send. I wrote to your Brother by the April packet, since which there has been a continuation, and increase of that American Spirit which I informd him was rising into activity. I have sent to your Brother, by...
The Secretary of State has just informd me of an opportunity to write by way of Amsterdam. I embrace it to send you a few lines only. The vessel is to sail this day, and part of my morning which might have been devoted in writing, will be occupied in prepareing to receive the Youth of this city to the amount of 800 it is said who are comeing in a body, to present their address to the P...
As there is some probability that Thomas Welch will Embark before I shall return to Quincy, I write from hence; I shall esteem myself peculiarly fortunate to see you again in your Native Country, a longer residence abroad in your Situation, would be wholy incompatable both with your interest and future establishment in Life, as you will have to commence again in your profession—you may also...
Agreeable to your request and my own inclination I have sent out a person to your releif Thomas Welch has determined to accept the offer made him and embark for Hamburgh. There is some Hazard now in crossing the ocean. I have inclosed to you, your Friend Quincy’s oration deliverd upon the 4 of July. it is a very handsome performance and does honor to him. I hope it will bring him forward into...
If you have once more set your foot upon American ground, and are in Safety, God be praised I have sufferd great anxiety for you, knowing your intention of comeing this Winter. You may well suppose my Heart Leaped for Joy when I found that Captain Jenkins was safely arrived. I for three days, was expecting to see you, but upon writing to mr Smith for intelligence I could not get any concerning...
I Congratulate you my dear Son, upon your safe arrival in your Native Country; and myself that I have the prospect of seeing you again, a prospect which for many Months I had no hopes of realizing. as your Father can inform you, and to the very low State of my Health, it is oweing that I cannot so soon as I wish enjoy the pleasure of welcomeing you Home; and meeting you at Philadelphia, where...
I received with sincere pleasure the confirmation of your Safe arrival in your Native Land from under your own Hand yesterday by post. Oweing to Bad Roads, the post from N York did not arrive untill twesday, tho due on Saturday. I had written to you, as you Will find by the first Mail after I heard of your arrival, and tho I should most affectionately rejoice to see you soon, I Shall not urge...
I presume this will find you at Philadelphia, fixd in your Lodgings; and in possession of your office, where I wish you much of the Good things of the world. tho purchased by toil & trouble, they may Serve to enhance their value; above all worldly goods. I wish you Health, for destitute of that great Blessing, few others can be enjoyed. The few Hot days which we had in May, brought upon me the...
Do you know that I have twenty fears that you are sick, or why have I not heard from you for so long a time? Your last Letter was to William Shaw and that written I believe the middle of May—the begining of June You was to enter Your office, it is now the middle, and I hear not of you—I have had an ill turn. Brisler is lade up with an attack of the veratable Goute and as Rhumatism is a cousin...
I received your Letter of June 21. I cannot but feel very anxious for your Health. the Hot Season is fast approaching, and the city will soon become Sickly. the feverish habit of which you complain, and which seems to be rivited to your constitution, will expose you to the disorders incident to the Season; I have sufferd so much from the same complaint that I know full well how to sympathize...
I know not how it is, but I always feel more spirits when I take my pen to write to you than to any one else; I received a friendly Letter from dr Rush, the good Gentleman endeavours to do away all the suspis he so innocently raised, and in doing it, your Father observed that it was ten to one. if he did not go to prating to the Bishop or his daughters, and excite some Idea that he had been...
I received yours of the 21 July upon my return from a Ride. Your Father Said he had a Letter for me worth a thousand pound’s I found it had been read; I complaind, but was told It was put in unseald, on purpose that it might be read. I had not any objection to its being Seen—yet you know one chuses in Such cases to be judge for themselves; I delight very much in your Letters. you have a...
I received with much pleasure your Letters of August 1st and 12th, for which accept my Thanks. I read the papers as usual, and find the Ethiope washed white by the Necromancing powers of dallas & co— but I was not a little surprizd by the information which Mr H G otis assured me, he received from a correspondent in Philadelphia, viz that our Friend Dr Rush and mr Hartley of York Town were...
I received your two Letters together of August 20th. I have every day since designd to write to you, but have not been very well. I do not know the cause yet for many years, the Month of Sep’br. has depressed my spirits more than any other. I believe it always brings with it some dregs of the old Ague and fever. I most sincerely mourn for the distressess of N York and Philadelphia; but know...
I write you a line for the Sake of inclosing to you Russels paper, which contains the most exceptionable part of Coopers address—Mr G——r had it when I wrote you last. Truxtons Letter also appears. It is true that the Heads of departments were of Truxtons opinion, accordingly Talbots commission was made out and forwarded. But the papers which throw light upon the whole were not sent at the...
I have not taken my pen to write you a line before since my return, tho I have daily intended it. You know I must necessarily have many avocations upon first comeing home, beside the constant interruptions from company; I was happy to learn as I did a few days since by your Letter of June the 1st that you had returnd in safety to the city improved in health. God grant that it may be continued...
on the 23d of June I wrote you a Letter, and one to your Father, addressing it to him in Philadelphia, and in his absence to be opened by you. I was much mortified to find it returnd again to Quincy, not so much for what it containd, as the appearence of my having neglected to write to you; your last Letter found me upon a bed of sickness wholy unable to write. The Hot weather brought on a...
I have not written to you Since I received yours of the 19th, and 20th by your Friend’s. I was from Home when they came up and deliverd your Letters, but your Father saw them, and invited them to dine with us on tuesday last, which they did. I found them agreable young men, and your Friends think they trace a likeness of your person in mr Neal. They profess to be much pleased with their Tour....
I received yours of Sep’br. 18th. I have melancholy intelligence to communicate to you respecting poor B. Adams. Last week of an Evening he had put a Horse into a Waggon for the purpose of conveying three quarters of Beaf to a Neighbours. The Horse was restiff, and he gave him a Whip upon which he started, threw him down, and the wheel went over one Side of his face so as to break the jaw...
First I would inform you that B Adams is we hope, out of danger; his reason is returnd pretty clearly he is not yet permitted to leave his Chamber—I congratulate the Philadelphians that they have this Year escaped the pestilence. it is now so late in the Season that I hope they may wholy escape Since I was first an inhabitant of this place I never knew it So Sickly as it has been this Summer....
I received your Letter inclosing the one from your Brother—I do not find the extract you mention in Wayne Paper. I would have had it inserted in I. Russels before I leave here, but that I know not how it may be introduced in the US Gazet, and it would not be & proper they should clash. but if there is any hesitation upon the Subject in Philadelphia, there will not be any here. I well remember...
Inclosed is a paper I promised in a former Letter— I shall not write to Washington untill I get on my journey, but you may write under cover to col Smith, and let me know when the president was in Philadelphia. I do not get any news papers from thence now— Your affectionate / Mother NRU .
Well my dear Son, SCarolin has behaved as your Father always Said She would. the consequence to us personally is that we retire from public Life: for myself and family I have few regreats, at my age and with my bodily infirmities I shall be happier at Quincy. neither my habits, or my Education or inclinations have led me to an expensive Stile of living; So on that Score I have little to mourn...
We have public worship every Sunday in the Representitive’s Chamber in the Capitol; I have just returnd from hearing Bishop Clagget deliver a discourse from those words in the Gospel of St Luke, Glory to God in the highest Peace on Earth, and Good Will to Men,” This is a doctrine full of Mercy and benevolence, of which the present generation appear little disposed to cultivate and...
I have been much concerned for you ever since mr Shaw received your Letter. I should have written to you, but have been myself so unwell and so afflicted by sleepless Nights, that I am unfit for any active service through the day and Christmas & New year have had their calls upon me for more than common exertions. I have got through them, as well as some large dinners drawing Rooms I have...
I last Evening received yours of 30 december and would have you close the bargain with him Feilding for the Carriage provided the carriage has not been much used. he must put the Cypher A upon it and pray attend to the Steps. they must be Strong & come low down, I cannot mount high. my day is over for that, and my infirmitys require particuliar attention to that part of the carriage. a coach...
I received your Letter of 9th, with respect to the Carriage I believe I did not stipulate for a false linning, but I would chuse to have one—I shall take a carriage from here to Philadelphia and have some prospect of being accompanied by mr Cranch who has buisness on, provided he can leave the new office, to which he is appointed, Commissoner of the City in the room of mr Scot who is dead I...
I received yours of the 20th Instant. You will see how matters have gone in Senate respecting the Convention. Dean Swift in verses upon his own death, says of those who had predicted his death “They’d rather that the Dean should dye than there predictions prove a lie” So the party had rather the whole convention should be negatived and every thing put again at the mercy of France, than assent...
a Conversation at table between mrs A—— and mr J——n last thursday. mr J. Pray who is that Gentleman who sits next but one to the president? That is mr Waln of pennsilvana. I never Saw him to know him before. pray who is the next? that is mr Ho l mes you surely know him, Smiling. he is a democrat. No I do not. mrs A. I know nearly all the gentlemen of Both houses, a few voilent demos. excepted...
The Roads and Weather prevent my leaving this place this day as I had designd; mrs Cushing and Otis advise me to take lodgings at mr Stall’s in 3d street, your former lodgings I shall want a chamber with two Beds and one Bed for a man Servant; I always chuse to have my maid and Susan Sleep in the Room with me. She has got the hooping cough. I hope the worst part of it is over. When I get to...
I wrote to you last Evening requesting You to meet me at the Susquahanah; but I did not reflect that it was two days Journey. this Evening Leiut partner has arrived and has tenderd me his Services; mr Evans furnishes me with a carriage to philadelphia provided we can cross the River if I cannot get over, I must depend upon the chapter of chances—if I can get over I expect to be in on tuesday....
I have not written you a line since my return to Quincy. I have found full employ to get my House in order, and my Family arranged, against your Fathers return which was on Wednesday last; we have all once more assembled at the old Habitation in Safety, without any accident, except to myself. I unfortunatly, got my foot in a hole in one of the carriages as I was getting out, and fell through,...
I have read your Brothers Letters, with much pleasure; that part of them; in which he so dutifully, affectionatly, and generously tenders all his property for the use of his parents, affected both your Father and me most tenderly; thank God, we have not any occasion for it; our desires are moderate, our oeconomy strickt, our income, tho moderate, will furnish us with all the necessaries, and...
I have received two Letters from you since I wrote to you, one 26 April, the last 2d May—inclosing one from your Brother, which I now return, without knowing what advice to give you; upon the Subject of it; in what productive property you can place his interest, excepting those he has prohibited you from, I know not. The funds of this State stand well, and are to be had with great difficulty....
William Shaw brought me Your Letter the day before yesterday. I had learnt before, by the public papers, the death of mrs Bingham and many have been my reflection s upon it. Health presuming, Beauty Blooming, ah how dreadfull tis to dye,” Says fair Rossomond; that Mrs Bingham was one of the most Elegant, and highly accomplishd women, our Country has furnished, no one who knew her, will deny....
I told William Shaw of the event which you have questioned, and from the best Authority, even the hand writing of the Father in a letter to me of the 11 of April, “The day before yesterday at half past three oclock afternoon, my dear Louisa gave me a son. She has had a very severe time through the winter, and is now so ill that I dare not write to her Mother to give her notice of this Event;—I...
I am much delighted to learn that you intend making a visit to the old Mansion. I wish you could have accomplished it so as to have been here by this time, which would have given you an opportunity of being at Commencment, meeting many of your old acquaintance, and visiting the Seat of Science where you received your first Rudiments; I shall look daily for you You will find your Father in his...
Inclosed is a Letter for your Brother should he arrive as we expect in Philadelphia; I am told by mr Welch who was yesterday to See us that you have Letters from Hamburgh from your Brother dated in july—if & family Should arrive in health, as I pray God they may, there first visit will be I presume to Washington. I think as they will be so near it ought to be—tho I can Scarcely give up the...
We have lost our venerable uncle Quincy, he dyed on Monday last of a dysentery in the 86th year of his Age and was buried from this House on Fryday last, the last piece of respect I could show to his memory, and he is the last Ancestor of the paternal, or maternal Line. upon the latter, your Aunt Cranch and I are the next oldest. he dyed as he lived, calm, placid and benevolent. in his will,...
your Brother will be the Bearer of this to you, and with it a commission for you to get executed for me against his return. inclosed you have a lock of Hair which I desire you to get me a ring made with the cypher N Q.—and on the back N Q, aged 85 dyed Sepbr 30 1800. there is a, or was a Frenchman in North 2d Street who works in Hair very well he made one for Louissa for Seven dollars & half....
I have received two Letters from you since I have written to you. one Your last was of the 2d of this Month. Mr. Malcomb I presume by his request to you, conceived that some unfavourable impressions had been made upon my mind respecting him; I recollect Mrs. Adamss telling me that she had received by her sister Nancy the Sum stated, but I believe she had not then received so accurate a...
I have not written you a Letter for a long time, yet I have not been unthoughtfull of you. My mind is often anxiously engaged for the welfare of my children; when my tongue is Silent, and my pen inactive; Your Brother and Family have been with me ever since their arrival, untill last week when they got into their House in Boston; Mrs Adams has had a very allarming cough and pain in her Breast...
Your Letter of the Jan’ry I received near a fortnight ago, and have thought every day since that I would write to you; but few occurrences arise to amuse you, or entertain you of a domestick nature, and dissertations are not what you want; your proposed project of removing to the State of Newyork occupies my attention. I know it must be urksome to you to pluck up stakes (as the saying is) and...
Your Father received a Letter from you last Evening; full of political information, and judicious reflections; there is a darkness visible upon all our national prospects, which cast a Gloom upon my declining days. What of Life remains to me, I should rejoice to pass in tranquility; but danger takes rapid strides, and faction and party Rage will soon involve us in a civil war: or a Lethargy...
I have received two Barrels of flower but no account of the price either from the Baker or you. be so Kind so to forward one to me. also let me know as Soon as possible whether my Letters of the 28 of Febry got safe to Hand. the Roads were so bad at that time, and the Mails So irregular that I had fears for the letters. I would not Suppose that there is less responsibility in the post masters...
I have too long delayed, replying to Your Letter of March 20th. Whatever is written to you, by your parents, sincerely anxious as they are for your future welfare, and advancement in Life, you will receive as it is certainly meant in kindness and affection; I am sensible that success cannot be commanded, tho it may be deserved; I am not insensible to the difficulties you have had to contend...
William Shaw was here to spend the Sabbeth, and brought with him his Letters from you; he shew me that in which you related the disaster which befell you by a fall from your Horse. I shudderd when I found how narrow an escape you had for your Life, and thank Heaven for your preservation. I was glad that I knew not of it untill you had recoverd; your Brother said not a word of it to me; yet I...
My Heart shall not reproach me so long as I live said the ssalmist; alass I cannot say so, for mine hourly reproaches me with not having written to you for a long time; I have to thank you for the volm of debates in Senate upon a Question so interesting to every Lover of Justice, every Welwisher to the Stability of our constitution, that the termination of it, must be considerd as having...
I have not written you a line since I received yours from the yellow Springs, For some time I knew not where you were, and began at last to feel not a little anxious untill I was releived by your Brothers informing me that he had Received a Letter from you, dated at Philadelphia. there again I thought you had too soon return’d, as the weather of Sep’br. and chiefly since october came in, has...
I received your Letter after your return in october to the city. I had written to you as soon as I supposed it probable you had returnd. The Letter I presume reachd you, soon after you wrote to me: I am glad to find your Health improved by your excursion I cannot however but repeat my apprehensions that you are not planted in a soil to flourish, to obtain reputation, honour or profit: I regret...