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I was not more fortunate in the weather on my return, than I was in going to Phila a. 3 days out 5 on the road it constantly rain’d.— before this you have seen the Speech of our New. Gov. & the answers of the Senate & House. this Election is as popular as any for some Years. the Answer from the House pass d. as reported by the Com tee. without any debate or the least alteration. the Printers...
Your several favors of the 1 st & 9 th Ins. I have rec d. & am much oblig’d to you for the inclosures. the situation of the United States is indeed very critical, but in my opinion, every day strengthens the Union of the people in favor of the government. the Treason of Blount will confirm the sentiments of many, that all nations are equally friends to us so long as their interest is benefited...
I am much oblig’d by your favors of the 30 Ult. & 6 th Ins t. with the inclosures the communications from our Commiss. will, when publish’d, have the most happy effect. Many who were zealous friends to French, not long since, are now as zealous friends to their own country. I hope our Commiss. will be able to make good their retreat, before the contents of their dispatches arrive.— we have had...
Your favor of the 9th. Inst. I have recd with the Bill of Loading inclos’d. I am sorry to find that Congress will not adjourn ‘till July. The warm weather must make Philaa. very unpleasant, exclusive of many other disagreables in a City the hot-bed of Jacobinism.—We have an arrival this day from Morlaix as late as the 5 May. The expedition to England it is said will not take effect. The troops...
Your favor of the 19th. Ins. I have received by post. T. Welsh can have his Degree at Cambridge at any time before Commencement, if you think it necessary for him to go before you return I will look out for a passage for him and fix him off.–The Answer to the Address from the Students at Cambridge was recd. & published in one or more of our papers. (It is in the Mercury 5 June.) I think it a...
Your barrels & Trunk, for which you inclos’d me a Bill of Loading some days since arriv’d safe Yesterday.—I hope the business of Congress will permit you soon to leave Philaa. before the extreme hot weather comes on.—Our House of Rep. Yesterday pass’d a Resolution Unanimously , to instruct our Sen. & Rep. in Congress to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, excluding...
Your favor of the 26th. Ulto. I have recd. it is unfortunate that your Letter of Feby. did not arrive sooner. it may be a Lesson for the Young Man, not to be too much elated with present prospects & teach him early to bear disappointments with fortitude. I am much surpriz’d, at the application for the L. O. after a conversation which I had with Mr. & Mrs. ——— I did not expect, he wou’d have...
I am happy to hear that you have not suffer’d from the extreme heat of the last week. I wish the warm weather may ripen the measures of Congress—What ought to have been compleated some Months since is now but just bro’t forward. after the Rect. of the first dispatches the treaty shou’d immediately have been revok’d—better late than never. if this measure is not adopted it will hang like a...
This I hope will be handed you by Mr. Thomas Welsh Junr. who goes passenger in a Ship from Newbury Port for —I presume before this you are acquainted with the intention of his No. If not the inclos’d Letters will inform you.—the papers &c. that Mr. W. takes with him will give you the , state of the country at this time the change in politics within a few Months has been great indeed, many...
This will be handed you by Cap. Nicholson (who has met with the misfortune of springing his Bowsprit) & has return’d with the Constitution, to refit. Genl. Jackson had the direction of this Ship before Cap. N. sail’d. I understand that he has no further concern with her. If no particular person has been appointed & I can promote the success of the Wooden Walls of America , I shall be happy to...
It may be justly expected that I should make some Apology for giving you this Trouble. I am embolden’d to it, from your Character in the World, & from a persuasion that the recollection of an Old Friend, & fellow Soldier, may afford you some Pleasure. The reason of my Application will best be explained to you by the perusal of a Letter I received last March—a Copy of which I shall now...
I inclose you Mr. Ames’s Oration deliver’d before the Legislature. Yesterday agreable to the recommendation of Co n gress was devoted to religious worship. Business was suspended and I never knew; a public Fast observed more seriously. all the Houses for Public worship were open in the Morning for prayers & solemn musick. the General Court attending at Brattle Street. Dr. Thacher deliver’d the...
Our papers have given you the State of the Poll for Govr. as farr as they have been rec. the Votes from the two Western Counties have turn’d the Balance much in favor of Mr. Strong the Eastern Counties are nearly devided.—the returns this week will determine the question.—I am happy to hear that our Envoys are safe. they must have had a very disagreable time after they left Lisbon. a Ship has...
Hitherto I have never taken the Liberty to address you by Letter, during your Administration. Living, as my years require, much retired, I have Nothing to ask whi for myself which this World can give—But still I cannot be an indifferent Spectator to the Things of this World, and especially of your eminent Virtue & Services, not only in your present illustrious Station, but in every former one,...