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I send you this morning besides the usual number of papers, one from Newburyport containeing a good letter signed W, addressed to Joel Barlow. For two or three days past we have had very excellent slaying but a great rain yesterday has destroyed it almost all—At Quincy I suspect the snow is a foot or two deep on a level. There are a great many of the members absent of congress still absent. Mr...
Rejoice with me, that I have this Day finished my Ceremonies with the two Houses. Their Answers to the Speech have been civil and I have given them civil Replies. My St. Anthonys fire attacked me again after I had been here a few days—But it has given me no Pain and is better—almost gone off. It must be the Air or Water of this place that gives it me. The H. of R. will dispute about the Alien...
Private Dear Sir, Chester [Pa.] 14th Decr 1798. Having requested that the nomination of Mr Custis might be with held (even if it should meet the Presidents approbation under any circumstances) until I could consult his Grandmother (Mrs Washington) and mother Mrs Stuart; I further pray that no mention of his name for such an Office may be made until the result is known; because, if their...
I received this week as many packets by the Mail as a minister of State. they however containd nothing except the Newspapers which you have been very punctual in forwarding. Browns I can dispence with, You need not send it again unless any thing interesting, in it, which the rest do not contain; Peters I hope will have less of the Bilingsgate when Congress Sit, and Fennos I hope to see in the...
My Sincere Acknowledgments are due to the House of Representatives of the United States for this excellent Address, so consonant to the Character of Representatives of a great and free People. The Judgment and Feelings of a Nation I believe were never more truly represented expressed by their Representatives, than those of our Constituents by your decided declaration, that with our means of...
6[Diary entry: 14 December 1798] (Washington Papers)
14. After dinner set out on my journey home. Reached Chester.