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I last Evening received your Letter of the 19 & 20 th Instant. I am most sincerely grieved for the melancholy situation of our Nephew, and the more so as it is not in my power to render him any personal assistance. Since my return from Haverhill I have thought it necessary to return the civilities received, which has obliged me to entertain weekly several sets of company and that with a Family...
25. Wind at No. West and clear. Mer. at 72. Went to Alexandria on business.
When a man of distinguished worth suffers unmerited calumny, it has the same effect as an eclipse of the sun, which serves only to make it admired the more. While it shines in unvaried light, and splendor, it shines unnoticed; but when it is obscured by some sudden and unexpected darkness, it attracts our attention, and emerges with an unusual and superior eclat. Such will be the only effect...
Yours of the 14th. inst. is recieved. In mine by last post I advised you that, counting on your receiving a quarter’s salary on the 1st. of Oct. I had drawn on you in favor of Joseph Roberts for 400 and some dollars payable Oct. 3. On the same ground I have this day drawn on you in favor of Charles Johnston & Co. for six hundred and fifty dollars payable Oct. 3. Be pleased also to credit Peter...
It is with real pleasure that I embrace this opportunity of congratulating you, on the elevated, and dignified station, which you hold by the voice of your country in our national legislature. It is an omen favourable to liberty, when science and legislation are combined. The execution of the business which brought me into this country is yet delayed, and what the result will be I cannot...