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I have received your Letters of the 24 & 28 of Jan’ry. if you continue in the use of so many learned words—you must send a dictionary explanatory of them. When you talk of your solitude I fully Comprehend that, and commisirate you in it. I hope you have not Sleepless Nights added to your other torments. I cannot reconcile myself to the Idea of Thomass setling in philadelphia. I Shall try to...
upon the 12th, our dear Thomas reachd Quincy to my no small Joy! I am as happy in his company and Society, as you have been before me, and I bless God that he has returnd to his Native Country an honest sober and virtuous citizen. I hope he will continue an honour and a comfort to his parent’s tho it is allotted them to experience different Sensations with respect to one, of whose reformation...
I reachd this place yesterday about 11 oclock and found the Family all well the Col. with his Regiment gone to the Jersies.—Mrs. Smith and Nancy reachd here on fryday from Baltimore, the fever still so bad in N York, that it is not adviseable to go in. We had two very frosty nights upon our Journey, some fogs. I took some cold. Mr. Otis a very bad one. I left him & family at Mrs. Hatens, about...
we reachd this place at half after Six we found the old inhabitants gone, the new inn keepers name Tombes, the people civil and obligeing, every thing very neat Jackson drove very well. Farmer and Favorite lazy Traveller & ceasar brisk I am fully of the mind that a middle Size Horse travels with more ease to himself, and pleasure to the driver. we shall get on Slowly. I had rather have the...
I received this day a Letter from your father dated 21 Sep’br. it was a Letter different from any which I have before received from him.—it communicated to me, and to you the sorrowfull intelligence of the Death of your dear and only Sister. She was taken Sick in August, and died the 15th of Seb’br with a nervous fever which brought on convulsions your parents are in great affliction as you...
I received your Letter of Jan’ry 10th last Evening by mr Black when he returnd from Town, with one from William and the news papers. If I could but hear that Thomas was Safe arrived, I Should not dispute the presidene of first visit from him. I presume he would have no hesitation in detemining where it ought first to be made. Every circumstance will certainly lead him to Philadelphia, being...
knowing what a punctilious young gentleman you are, I would not let your old Captain Bronson Sail again without a Letter to you by mr Charles Dexter You notice your Birth day, and Say you are twelve years old. I do assure you Sir it was celebrated here, not withstanding your absence as usual; with the ringing of Bells publick orations, military parade and social festivals, nor did we forget to...
I cannot give you any account of Thomas. I have sought for him by capt Jenkins. The Barbara which saild at the same time was a better vessel, well armd. mr Smith thought it probable he would prefer her, as she was for Boston. I joind him in the same opinion, and was not a little distresst in the Storm on Saturday Evening to hear that She had been cast away on Saturday morning near Salem, but...
mr Dexter will come to Boston tomorrow for the Trunks you must go with him to mr Crufts who when you pick out the Trunks will deliver them—I See that nobody here will attend to them if I do not—they are lodged at mr Thorndikes Store Custer lies very dangerously sick your GM MHi : Adams Papers.
I cannot say that I write you from my solitude, for who can call themselves Solitary when in the Society and company of a beloved Son, who has been long absent, and who returns to his native Land, with a plentifull Supply of the flowers and fruits which he has judiciously Selected, from the various Countries into which he has traveld. he appears very happy Surrounded by the Books in the little...