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I too have taken my pen with the rising Sun. I have been so disturb’d with the Result of the allarming riot before your Door on the fast day evening that I have not had a moments queit sleep this night. I had no Idea the faction would have treid their Strength So oppenly. I suppos’d the Letters which had been thrown into your house were mear threats. but I hope they have but staid their time....
Saturday April 21st, I received yours of the 9th. I wrote to you the 1st. of April in answer to yours of March 20th, which before this you must have received, and shall always esteem my letters of inestimable value, so long as they purchase yours. The excellent pamphlet you sent me I thank you. The sentiment it contains—the spirit with which it is written prove to me, that the author possesses...
The recipt of your affectionate and friendly letter my dear Madam Claims at once my gratitude and love.—How good is that heart that feels for others woes Such is yours,—and may Heaven bless you With health and long life, and may you still Continue to fill every Station of Life that Providence shall Call you to With that dignity humanity and sensibility which has ever been your Characteristick...
Vanity of vanity! & the conseiquenc of it is vexation of Spirit—Who ever is inclin’d to live beyond their income let them enter the House where plenty hospitality & an appearence of Wealth us’d to be display’d at the moment the mask is fallen of & they will behold a Scene of distress & woe enough to tear the heart of love & Friendship I have long suspected Doctor Welsh’s affairs were...
Your ready reply my dear madam to my last forbids a delay on my part to Cherish a Correspondence that has Given reciprocal pleasure. when I See the Glow of friendship still kept alive in the bosom of the few left of my former associates, it is a powerful Stimulous to take up the pen. it is to me indeed a pleasing occupation, when this Can be done unincumbered with ceremony.—when the mind feels...
In my Letter of the 27th. of last Decr: I took the liberty thro you to recommend my friend Major John Hobby of Portland to some appointment in the stamp department of the revenue but I find that business has been annexed to an existing office. I have now to solicit for him one which probably will take place soon, I mean that of a purchasing and issuing commissary ing for the troops which are...
I have the happiness to inform my invaluable friend mrs. Adams of the safe arrival of her precious little ward The had a long passage of 12 days but the Nurse nor Children were not sick and Naby was only one day very sick. The babe did not appear fatigued with the voyage but is very much tanned which I think must conceal some of her beauty. She is very lively and is grown very fond to have me...
I yesterday receiv’d your kind Letter of the 18th my Sons and mrs Johnson to you. you cannot think my Sister how much pleasure they gave me I had one also from Nancy informing me that her Richard was broke out with the Small Pox & was like to do very well. he had about fifty Pustles & had been very Sick for two days before he broke out. mrs Cranch had inform’d me before of mr Johnsons...
We began to suffer much for want of Rain, having had hot and dry Weather, with but very little Rain from the beginning of this Month to the. 25th. when we were relieved by a plentiful Rain. It has also been rainy through this Day and We have now a fine Prospect of a plentiful Produce— You would wish to know what Progress is made in the Building. I can only tell you that I have spared no Pains...
I have received within these few days your letters of the 17th: and 29th: of March, together with the books and pamphlets mentioned in the former. The last was forwarded to me from England by Mr: King, and at the same time one from the Secretary of State of the 10th: ulto:—I had long been without letters, and they have now been pouring in by floods at once. I have written to you and elsewhere...