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I received your kind Letter of March 17th after I had written the inclosed. I know that I have been long indebted to you for a Letter, but I have felt ever since I was Sick, as tho I could not write, only when necessitated to. Man is born to trouble as the sparks flie upwards, we daily experience this truth; both your public and domestic occurrencies; and every one knows their own bitterness...
I thank you my dear Mrs Smith for your obliging Letter, and for your care of mine & Mrs Smiths Cloaths, which came safe to hand. the trunk I presume is yours. it shall be duly returnd to you—Mrs Otis and Mrs Lee have just left me. mrs Lee is innoculated for the Small pox, so that she will not be able to go into company very Soon. She appears a pleasent amiable Woman. mr Lee is much esteemed...
I received yesterday your Letter of Jan’ry 6th, with the News papers to the 7th Clapole excepted, which usually has the first debates, so that I got no debate later than I received on Saturday of the 5th. However inaccurate the printers may report the debates in Philadelphia; is best known to those who deliver, and those who hear them. When curtaild, and retaild by our printers they are...
My Son having Sent me a coppy of your valuable Book, the President has read it with great Satisfaction and pleasure; I have not as yet been able to go through the whole of it, myself having resignd it into the hands of miss Hannah Adams the Authoriss of a Work entitled “a veiw of Religious opinions”—She is about republishing the third Edition of that work with considerable additions, and Some...
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 should sooner have acknowledgd your obliging favour & replied to your inquiries but I was if I coud have obtaind any thing upon the Subject which woud have been usefull to you The President desires me to tell you that he does not possess any minutes or details of the debate or Speech upon the occasion you allude to. Dr Ramsey must have his from some lose memmorandum or other. With respect to...
If you have once more set your foot upon American ground, and are in Safety, God be praised I have sufferd great anxiety for you, knowing your intention of comeing this Winter. You may well suppose my Heart Leaped for Joy when I found that Captain Jenkins was safely arrived. I for three days, was expecting to see you, but upon writing to mr Smith for intelligence I could not get any concerning...
I received a few lines from you yesterday, in replie to mr Bates queries. I would have the Room above finishd off the Same Size with the lower Room, the North Clossets to remain in the Room and Chamber, the Stairs to be one flight, a portico with a flat Top which I would have leaded, and a Similar one built over the front door of the House, the two trees cut down, but I do not wish to have the...
Well my dear Son, SCarolin has behaved as your Father always Said She would. the consequence to us personally is that we retire from public Life: for myself and family I have few regreats, at my age and with my bodily infirmities I shall be happier at Quincy. neither my habits, or my Education or inclinations have led me to an expensive Stile of living; So on that Score I have little to mourn...
What no Letters from Quincy has been repeated every day for a week upon the return of every messenger from the post office. I was hunting up my pen this morning & going to sit down and inquire whether my dear sister was sick when yours of May 10th was brought me. you can hardly judge how impatient I feel if I do not hear once a week, but have you not received a Letter from me inclosing a Bill...