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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...
I feel an inclination to write you every Week athough I have nothing new to inform you of I know you are as interested as I am in know the result of the present negotiation about Mr. Whitney. We have so far gone on very smoothly. The committee met as I told you they were to—nine of them—Mr. Cranch Mr Black, Capt. Beal Mr Spear & Cary; these were the old ones who invited Mr Whitney. To these...
I yesterday reciev’d your Letter of Decm. 4th with the Presidents Speech. We had seen and admir’d it before. I have not heard any one speak of it but with approbation. I am sure some of our Feds must feel asham’d of themselves. Will they never learn to trust where they have plac’d confidence? I hope my Sister We shall keep out of the Fire but I have my fears the President must not be Weary of...
I know your impatience to hear frequently of your affairs here & I am as solicitous that you should—last week & untill this morning it has not been in my power to write you more than a few lines. Mrs. Norton came here with Edward & Thomas last thursday week for me to nurse her with the proper sufficiency she has been very ill a violent distressing cough, & not able to take the least care of...
I have been at hard work this morning & my hands tremble so. I can scarcly hold my Pen, but if I do not write now I may be hindred as I was last post day & so not finish my letter to send till too late I was in the chaise for Boston yesterday at 6 aclock. I found my Friends well & Doctors Welsh’s Family gratified by your attention to Thomas. Mr Smith was bound for the payment of Tomas College...
I last week receiv’d your kind Letter of the 10th of this month. I have certainly lost one. It must have been in the lost mail, but how was it lost? I never heard of it till you mention’d it. yes my sister I have been & still am greatly affected by your afflictions—Heaven may in great kindness have taken your child from a seducing world, when temtation become too strong for virtue surely tis...
I have to thank you for two Letters which lay by me unanswer’d, I have had my hands full of business & my Head of care & one of my hoarse colds to trouble me besides. mr Cranch is still confin’d with his, but I hope will not be quite sick, on the ordination day I could not speak loud enough to be heard & was very much oppress’d at my Lungs, but I could not spare myself. I had the House full of...
you have not told me that the Lady in the undress who was presented at your Drawing Room had been connected with a Frenchman, but I suspect she had. I know not where else she could have got her impudence. a shameless woman is a horrid sight. The frightful wigs the Ladies wear here & cover up their own beautiful ringlets is an evidence of a great want of tast, but we are not yet so lost to...
I am very much mortified that I have Sent so many Letters to you burthen’d with Postage I thought mr cranch had frank’d them all by his name on the Letters as well as on the Post Bill—he thought the later was Sufficient I will take care for the future that they Shall be directed right I have reciev’d yours of the 18th & 22d of December there solemn subject has engross’d the thoughts &...
Nothing but dire necessaty has prevented my writing as often as you could wish. I do not always think it necessary to give you a list of the avocations which forbids my taking my Pen, but you know what it is to have ranting Boys to make & mend for & young men to pull about & leave upon tables chairs &c Books papers & clothes: but I have no one to feel the propriety to keeping a house...
I have at last heard from Atkinson. I had just sent a long Letter to sister when I receiv’d one from her & another from Cousin Betsy—Sister is full of anxiety about her daughter & well she may be—for by both the letters I think her in a fix’d consumtion. Her cough is better but her Fever runs high she has night Sweats & is so weak she can ride but a few miles in a day. Cousin Betsy says she...