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I arrived at this place, not hearing till I had almost reached it that Congress had determined to remove for a time to Annapolis. Being engaged in some necessary business and knowing that the first day of the new Congress at Princetown would be emploied in chusing their president and other formalities of no public consequence, I did not join them there till the second day, and that evening...
[ Annapolis, 4 Dec. 1783 . Entry in SJL reads: “Mr. E. State of Congr.—Rise of tobo. in Engld.—Martin.” Not found.]
[ Annapolis, 18 Jan. 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “Mr. E. Authorising him to have R. Rand’s affair settled and all others of Mr. W’s estate—that I will contribute my quota of expenses of agents, and of paiments when become indispensable—letter from Welch—ratification of Treaty—affairs of Europe—disposition of P. C.” Not found.]
[ Annapolis, 2 Mch. 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “F. Eppes. North and Fox resigned—execution of deed for Western lands—dates of all my letters—my health—Chevr. D’Anmours—Fox and North.” Not found.]
[ Annapolis, 22 Apr. 1784. For note on entry in SJL , see TJ to Elizabeth Wayles Eppes , this date. Not found.]
[ Boston, 1 July 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “F. Eppes. That N. Jamieson will send Cod’s tongues and sounds, smoked salmon, Hollybot […] & anchovies. Cypress, Cedar, Magnolia, Myrtle a bushel or two of each to be sent to J. Buchanan to be forwarded to St: John [de Crèvecoeur] at N: York.” Not found. One word in this entry is illegible; it seems to be “fins.”]
[ Paris, 16 Aug. 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “F. Eppes. Account of my voiage and journey.” Letter not found.]
[Paris, 11 Nov. 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “Mr. Eppes. War in Europe. Shall finish commission by Apr. 1786. The crops of 83. 84. 85. will I hope place me in peace at home. A failure in this is only thing which would dispose me to stay longer here. Recommend Le Maire. Send things for children &c. and 2 barrels brandy for Mr. Eppes and Mr. Skipw.—will order Mr. E. a batch of claret from Bonfeild...
[ Paris, 13 Jan. 1785 . Entry in SJL reads: “F. Eppes. Doubt of war –a gross of claret ordered to him.—keep the 500£ undisposed of till I write. Patsy well. Inclosed her 8th. lesson for Polly—ill health till lately—better—wishes to have Polly brought were not my return not very distant.” Not found.]
By the Marquis Fayette, who arrived here the 26th of Jan., I received yours of Sept. 16th, informing me of the illness of our children, and at the same time one from Dr. Currie, of Nov. 20th, mentioning its fatal termination. It is in vain to endeavor to describe the situation of my mind; it would pour balm neither into your wounds nor mine; I will therefore pass on from the subject. I wrote...