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Welcome thou best of women thou best of sisters, thou kindest of Friends, the soother of ever y human woe to the city of Washington. Welcome to the best Men Welcome to a who love, honor & respects: you take their Sweet offspring to your benevolent Bosom & say to them Thus would your grandmama do if she could hold you in her arms.—I tremble I can scarcely hold my pen other s must tell you how I...
By Major Toussard, we had the pleasure to hear of your being at Scotch plains in health, and of your being escorted a few miles from thence by some of the officers. By a letter from Malcom, I heard of your arrival at N York, and of your intention to leave that city on Saturday Morn. I presume by the time, this can reach Brookfield, you will be there—I shall direct it, under cover to Mr....
I send you this morning besides the usual number of papers, one from Newburyport containeing a good letter signed W, addressed to Joel Barlow. For two or three days past we have had very excellent slaying but a great rain yesterday has destroyed it almost all—At Quincy I suspect the snow is a foot or two deep on a level. There are a great many of the members absent of congress still absent. Mr...
I received your letter of Dec 9th, with all that pleasure and satisfaction, which, the news of your better health could not but excite— I declare I wish you would have, Aunt, a wedding every night in the week, for I plainly see that it gives you better spirits and consequently better health, than all the medicine in the world. I have not seen the president so happy this some time, for as he...
I have the pleasure to inform you, that your dear Grandchildren reached here Friday noon, safe, & are very well in health, & I do not know that a greater share was every enjoyed in this Town, & in the Towns near us, than has been for months past—The Spotted Fever has afflicted many families, north, & west of us, but as yet, we have been preserved—& I hope Heaven will continue its merciful...
I was much gratified by the receipt of a few lines from you under date of Feby. 11th. enclosing a Letter from my Son William whose improvement I notice with pleasure— my Son John attends his dear mother and Sister on a visit to you, I proposed to attend Mrs: S. the last fall, and again pressed her to visit you in the Winter being confident both you and herself would feel more at ease than...
I clos’d my last Letter by informing you that Mr & Mrs Gannett were returned. I went down to receive them & found them both sick he with the Gout in his Foot & She with a violent cold I had them both to nurse till the next morning for it rain’d so hard all the afternoon that they could not return home—Mrs Norton is got below to day but is very feeble, & I hop’d to have had our house not quite...
I have seldom known it to be colder at the Eastward than it is here at present. Although I have a very large fire & my desk almost into it, still my fingers ache & the ink scarcely runs from the pen. I sent you a few days since Logan’s address, attempting, like his brother traitors, to vindicate his conduct. Thus did Arnold, Munroe & Randolph and thus do all traitors. “If their purgation did...
We arrived at this place last evening about seven Oclock, where we have found most excellent accommodations. We have been highly favored with charming weather—excellent roads and good entertainment ever since we left you—find the chariot a much easier carriage than the coaches. The President thinks he never made so great a progress in his journey with so much ease to himself as the present. At...
I received your kind letter of the 22d. of Feby. this morning—I have the pleasure to inform you of the restoration of my health—Congress will adjourn of course on Friday next—the roads are intollerably bad I have my horse and Sulkey with me, and after the roads get a little settled, I shall travel on gently to new york, and perhaps to the Valley—an extra meeting of Congress will take place,...