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Your last Letter both allarmd my fears, and in some measure prepared my mind for the Event which has since taken place, and which I read this day in the Centinal. dear little Cherub. she is early calld to a state of Bliss. endeared to me, by having past more of her time with me, than either of the other Children, I the more sensibly feel your loss, and shed with you the sympathizing tear. With...
I inclose you the Letter which gave me every reason to expect that Thomas was on Board Capt Jenkins. as he is not mentiond, and I have not heard any thing, I am fearfull he did not come. Perhaps capt Jenkins may know in what vessel he took his passage. It is very painfull to be daily expecting a Friend at this Season of the year. one cannot help having much anxiety. The conduct of Dr W——h is...
I could not but regreet that we had not the pleasure of Seeing you in Philadelphia, as you got so near. But we could not prevail upon mrs Smith to Stay any longer. I hope to have the Satisfaction of Seeing you Soon at Quincy. I shall leave here on monday. the President will Sit out next week for Washington. I have to trouble you again with an other Bill of Laden. the chairs mentiond in it be...
I wrote you from East Chester and inclosed you 90 dollors to pay a Note in mr Frothinghams hands. I have not received a line in acknowledgment of the letter, which makes me a little anxious for its fate. you was so good as to Say you would send me Some salt fish. I should like a couple of kental to treat our good Massachusetts Friends. I will thank you to send it by one of the first vessels,...
I received your obliging favour of Nov br 8 th the day after I last wrote you. I inclose the amount of your account with many thanks for your kindness— The Betsy is arrived with the fish, and if my cook can be taught to dress it, some of our Nothern Friends shall Toast your Health. The state of N Jersey as you observe, most certainly manifested a very marked respect and approbation of the...
I could not sleep last night. I read in the Mercury that Captain Jenkins in the America arrived at Newbury port last Sunday. you will say I ought to have slept the better to think that he was out of danger. So I should, perhaps if I could have been certain that Thomas was arrived with him in good Health. His last Letter dated the 19 of october, informd us that he had taken his passage on Board...
I received your Letter yesterday of May the 28th, and the Sermons you were so kind as to send me, which I have read with much pleasure. I have received ten from different Gentlemen and I design to have them bound up in a vol’m—You observe that a uninimity prevails throughout the Country. It does so in a wonderfull degree, and I consider it as a kind interposition of providence in our favour,...
I thank you for the entertainment afforded me by the Stranger, and I most Sincerely Congratulate you, and mrs Smith upon the Birth of a daughter. may her Life be preserved, and with the rest of your amiable little ones, prove a blessings to you. I trouble you again, my dear Sir with a Bill of lading, and inclose the money for the freight of the articles, and Brislers Letter, by which you will...
I received your Letter by mr Sheafe together with the Small trunk Safe, and render many thanks to you and mrs Smith for your kind attention. this morning I received your favour of Janry the 9th, with the papers inclosed manifesting every testimony of Respect and gratefull Remembrance which an affectionate people can pay to the memory of a public Benefactor. my Native State has never been...
I fully unite with you in sentiment, that much ill Blood and warmth of Passion is excited by Town meeting Government. the Merchants who are most interested ought to be left free to Arm or not as they please. You cannot conceive what Mischief will result to our Country from the inteference of People, who can have only a partial view of subjects of this nature; I will tell you Sir, that the...
I write you a line this morning to say that dispatches have arrived from our envoys up to April as I understand. I have not seen them. They are just decypherd and will be communicated. No reception of them by the directory. Some conferences with Tallyrand, the Subject as I learn, money. money still—why will our envoys listen to such tales? they will delay & delay, untill the concequences will...
I received by way of Providence last week your kind Letter of the 11th sent by mrs. Barret, together with the Sermon for which accept my thanks. if mr and mrs Barret had come to Philadelphia, it would have given me pleasure to have noticed them, as it does all of my Friends & acquaintance, or those who are introduced to me by others. I take this opportunity by mr Spear to send you two or three...
I received by mr Brooks the Sermon you was so good as to Send me; and have ha read it with much pleasure. the writer bids fair to make a Shining light. I most Sincerely hope you may have your loss made up to you by the Setlement of an amiable, able and sensible pastor; I thank you for the intelligence you procured respecting my son. he thought he was acting for the best, I doubt not, but as...
The paper which I inclose to you, will Shew you at one view the measures which have been adopted as tributes of gratefull Remembrance to the Remains of “the Man who united all Hearts,” and whose Death a whole Nation mourn’s—When the heavy tydings reach the inhabitants of our State, I am Sure they will not be wanting in testimonies of Regret and Respect; As Congress have requested the president...
Several of your favours have come Safe to hand for which I thank you—in your last you mention it probable that mr Strong will be Voted for as Govenour—a very good Man, Who will be acceptable to every good man not devoted to Party. but to enable a Man who has not a fortune to Spend in the public service, and who has a large and increasing family to provide for, it will be necessary to enlarge...
We now have the appearence of some fine weather our Rivers are open, but our Roads are all like what we experienced when we came through the Jersis in April last. I begin to look towards my Native state with a wish to be early there, which I fear will not be seconded by Congress, for tho many of them are distresst at the manner this session has heitherto been wasted, yet they cannot controul...
I think I do not hear from you So often as when I was in Philadelphia. I hope mrs Smith and you did not take a Surfeit of Quincy during your residence here—the travelling has not been Such as to tempt any one out for pleasure. the Snow has so bankd the roads this way and in many places it is bare Ground, that I fear we Shall not have good Roads this winter. if the Roads had been good I believe...
As you was absent when I left home I was unable to pay you for some articles which you had purchased for me, as well as some which mrs smith had procured for me. if you will be so good as to forward me the amount, I will transmit it to you— When I pay’d mr Fothingham for the Carriage, there were the quarter Lights and some other matters which made the carriage amount to more than our first...
The President received your Letter this morning dated 5 Feb’ry. the Rule of the former President not to answer Letters of this nature, he has abided by. his Rule is to place all Canditates for office upon a Book kept for that purpose, and to appoint to office such persons as come best recommended for abilities integrity and industery. in your case he would be particuliarly delicate, for as he...
The Death of my Mother which took place this afternoon very suddenly, will prevent my Sitting out on my journey as I had intended on twesday. we propose to burry her on Monday. I do not think I can get away untill thursday. I shall therefore omit sending Beckey untill fryday. I would wish two places engaged in the Stage as I have an other Girl to go with her, and should like to have them under...
I received your Letter with mr Quincys oration which justly merrits all the praise bestowed upon it. I write you a line this morning to inform you that I Shall get Letters ready to send on to Thomas welch if he should go before I arrive, I hope the Senate will be up in a day or two, as the Secretary of War arrived here this morning and brings Gen’ll Washingtons acceptance of the appointment....
I received your kind favour of Feb ry 25 this morning. the badness of the roads I suppose was the reason it did not reach me sooner. The Maderia I do not want to be sent here. it is for Home consumption I have no occasion for it here. there are some other articles I should wish you to secure for me immediatly half Hundred Coffe and a Hunderd & half Brown sugar; which will immediaty rise, for I...
The enclosed letter is from Count Neale a respectable nobleman attached to this Court, to a commercial house at Boston, which he has requested me to forward, and as I have no personal acquaintance with those Gentlemen, I have thought it safer to send it under cover to you.—It is left open, because the Count desires you to read it, and if the proposals relative to the purchase of the articles...
yours of May 18 received on Saturday. the President Says, he will be obliged to you to chuse him a good pipe of wine and inform dr Tufts who will take measures to get it to Quincy. You may either forward the Bill of it here, or the person of whom you purchase may wait our comeing, which I hope will be in about a month from this time, I fear not Sooner—we know not what a day may bring forth—You...
I wrote you this week, but not hearing from you, as the Letter went by a transient person I fear you did not get it. I wisht to know what day this week you proposed to come up, as I would send in James with the carriage to bring up your young family. I can also accommodate you with two Beds, so that you need not be anxious about sleeping in your House untill it is quite in order. I have half a...
I have been from Quincy more than five weeks, and have received only one Letter from any Friend Since I left them; I find however that you have not been unmindfull of us. the fish arrived Safe and we regaled ourself with it, mr and mr. otis joining in the commemoration of the good things of New England Poultry we have here, both cheeper and in better order than our markets produce it, but the...
I yesterday received your Letter of March 11 th it would give the President great satisfaction to communicate to the publick the dispatches of our Envoys if he could do it consistant with their safety and Security. the Portugeze minister is imprisoned now in France. we have not Certainty that ours have left Paris—and so critical are the times, that our Ministers cannot communicate...
Least you Should not See many of the curiosities produced in the Aurora; I Shall now and then inclose you a choice morsal; in this, which I now forward you you will find a Letter Said to have been written by a mr Crammond of this City, to mr Parish the former Consul at Hamburgh and printed in a Paris paper. mr Crammond is a respectable English merchant of this City, but by no means a...
I received on Saturday your kind favour of Febry. accept my thanks for the orations. I send you in return Major Jacksons, which was very handsomely deliverd, and is as highly spoken of as any amongst the multitude. I think it will not lose by a comparison with any which I have read, and I already have enough for a volm. Messengers is the wildest Raphosody of any I do not esteem the whole; more...
I received your Letter of Jan’ ry and observed Your communication, somewhat alterd to better suit the Times. I though the alteration not amiss. the paper you inclosed to me I put into the Hands of the President. he could not apply the Character as he did not recollect that any such person had applied. I had an opportunity of shewing it to the secretary at War. he was at no loss, and mentiond a...