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disappointment seems to be written upon all the exertions my dear Son makes to establish himself in any way to Support his Family & rise in the world. it may not always be So—his Struggles may Some time hence be crown’d with success—by his late applications he has been brought into view & may not be forgotten in the new arrangments my advise to him has been not to neglect any thing which...
Vanity of vanity! & the conseiquenc of it is vexation of Spirit—Who ever is inclin’d to live beyond their income let them enter the House where plenty hospitality & an appearence of Wealth us’d to be display’d at the moment the mask is fallen of & they will behold a Scene of distress & woe enough to tear the heart of love & Friendship I have long suspected Doctor Welsh’s affairs were...
I have had the House full of company for a week & have not been able to steal a moments to write to you or to my dear children at Washington.— I have receiv’d yours of the 8th & 13th of June together with one from my Son to you & one for Doctor Tufts which I deliver’d immediately into his hands as he was present when I receiv’d it. He is at your House two or three times a week & always finds...
I yesterday receiv’d your kind Letter of the 18th my Sons and mrs Johnson to you. you cannot think my Sister how much pleasure they gave me I had one also from Nancy informing me that her Richard was broke out with the Small Pox & was like to do very well. he had about fifty Pustles & had been very Sick for two days before he broke out. mrs Cranch had inform’d me before of mr Johnsons...
I have not written you so often as I wish’d to do for these several weeks. I have not been free from company since ordination: our house has been like a Tavern. Last week I receiv’d your kind present by General Lincoln for which I most Sincerely thank you. tis very pretty, & very delicate muslin—mrs Smith sent me the little Gown for a pattern to make it by. I like the Form all but the apron &...
Yours of May the 20th & 21d I receiv’d last Teusday, do not be impatient my Sister if I do not write twice a week always. I believe I often do—Others have a demand upon me also & grumble if I do not write frequently—you cannot think how much I do scribbile but there is not one of my correspondents that I owe so much to as to you nor one I write to so often—you are every way so thoughtful of...
I can never sufficiently thank you for your Letters. & the communications you so frequently Supply me with. I am consider’d as the fountain head from whence Couth truth is to be look’d for. I have read parts of your Letter’s till I have them by heart and can preach very well without notes now. Wherever I go I am scarcly welcome without I bring my pocket full of Letters. I was last week Several...
I receiv’d your kind Letter of the 18th yesterday and am glad to find you able to receive so much company tho I fear it will not be advantagous to your nightly repose I was in Boston last Week and find the appointment of the Envoys is growing to be a very popular action some extracts from Joel Barlows Letters have made the appointment appear an act of wisdom—these extracts were in John Russels...
My fears are all alive. cousin Thomas wrote Mr Cranch that his mother was not so well as she had been I have observ’d many threatnings for some weeks past. many cares upon the mind perplexities, wait to be revolv’d when the Head is laid upon the Pillow added to the Rhumaick affections which march generally produces.—surely here are causes enough to make me fear that sickness is the cause of my...
I have receiv’d two Letters from you since I wrote last, one contain’d the Border & Lace for my Cape & a cap for mrs Norton, for which We thank you. mrs Greenleaf also for hers—How you do love to dress up your Friends! There is certainly more pleasure in it than in adorning our own Person! We cant wear our Blue ribbons yet. We are all in mourning—not a person in our meeting house but has some...