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Saturday April 21st, I received yours of the 9th. I wrote to you the 1st. of April in answer to yours of March 20th, which before this you must have received, and shall always esteem my letters of inestimable value, so long as they purchase yours. The excellent pamphlet you sent me I thank you. The sentiment it contains—the spirit with which it is written prove to me, that the author possesses...
I have duly received all your Letters, and thank you for them. Your last of May 20 came on the 30th. The answer to the address from the Students, I presume they must have received. It was addrest to your clasmate Welch, as one of the committe, It would have been jointly addrest; but mr Malcom had mislaid the Letter which accompanied it and their Names could not be recollected in order. the...
I have just finished Professor Robinson’s history of a conspiracy, against all the religions & governments of the world, and have laid it aside to answer your’s of June 2d, received the 9th. I have read this book, my aunt, with attention—have seen societies formed, whose object, under the guise of promoting general good has been to abolish all religions & government. I have seen this & am...
I yesterday received your Letter dated at Cambridge in which you inform me that you are going to Quincy to pass a week before you return to Atkinson. In hopes that this may find you there I inclose for you a couple of Neck Handkerchiefs. I am grieved at what I hear respecting your Sisters Health. I pray God restore her, and continue her as a Blessing to all her Friends and connections. A more...
O how happy should I be, were I to sit down to write you of my dear sisters better health, but alas I cannot. She fails every day & has now grown so weak that she is not able to writte out or even to come below stairs. She still keeps her usual flow of spirits, & she sits “like patience on a monument, smiling” even tho in the arms of death. How miserable should I be, my aunt, in seeing my dear...
When this reaches you I presume you will have arrivd to the end of your journey, and have taken possession of your office, where I trust you will be usefull and I hope happy. I find the publick offices are removed from Trentown Hence . I judge your uncle will proceed immediatly to philadelphia. I have not had a line from mr Brisler for more than a month. I hope if he and his Family are safe...
I have a thousand things to tell you and but a few minutes to write. We arrived in this city Fryday Evening about seven O clock—the first week we had most beautiful weather & found the roads most excellent—the President said he never knew them to be so good but the snow made them as bad as they were before good. We had not been in the house but a few minutes before his Excellency the Govenor...
I received your letter of the 18 of Nov last Wednesday. The president received yours of the 22d yesterday & of the 25 this morning—They have made us quite happy to see in what excellent spirits you are and to hear of your better health. I read Barlows letter to the president at Springfield. There can be no doubts of its authenticity. Mr Thatcher of Massachusetts said that Mr. who brought from...
We are all well and only want you and cousen L here to make us very happy. Saturday twelve O clock the president delivered his speech & spoke it so distinctly that I do not believe there was a single word but what was distincly heard all over the house ‘though it was very crouded. The president has had something such an inflamation on his right cheek as he had last summer before he went to the...
Last Evening was marrid at the Seat of the President of the united States, by the Revd mr Weld mr Ebeneazer Hannon to Miss Abigail Hunt. please to inform miss Rebecca Tirril of this auspicious Event, as I am a great friend to Matrimony. and always like to promote it. where there is prospect of happiness and comfort, and as Nably had lived with me and was about to marry the brother of mrs...