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I have felt every day as if I was conscience smit for neglecting to write to you. I have been some encumberd with cares and ceremonies which tho not very pleasent, the custom of the World, and the state of society have made them necessary in publick Life. the sitting of congress has added to my cares, at a season of the Year when I should very gladly have dispenced with so much company as we...
Your kind Letter of June 8th gave great pleasure to the President, as well as to your Friend. We were happy to learn so good an arrangement of our Domestick concerns. I then hoped to have come to Quincy for a Month or two. some difficulties arise from the procecution of that plan, tho it is the place of all others which the President seems most desirious of visiting We could not be...
I was in hopes to have seen you, and had some more conversation with you upon the subject of finishing the Room in the out House. I experienced so many inconveniencies from a mixture of Families Whilst I was at Home, that I should not wish to try it again, for if mr & mrs Porter had not been of a very accommodating disposition we should have met with more trouble than I did. I told mr Porter...
I have received your favour of the 3 d and am much obliged to you for it and equally pleased with its Contents. I agree with you in opinion that it will be well to rebuild the Wall against Hardwick: to renew the Leases as soon as possible with French and Burrill, if they choose to do so, and to plough and cart manure as you propose. I am very glad the Meadow is ploughed. This is a great Point...
I received your Letter of Nov br 24 by the post of yesterday. with respect to the Notes you wrote me about I wish you to do by them as you would by your own, as I do not want at present neither Principle or interest. I think it would be most for my interest to do by them as you propose. the method you mention of adding to the out house so as to give me a dairy Room I like very much, and would...
I have not had the pleasure of receiving a Line from you for some time. I laughd at my Friend not long since when he sent a Letter to you the contents of which he appeard to be very private about. I told him I knew it was the Farm he had written about, and that he would not tell me because he knew I was averse to encumbering ourselves as we grew older with more cares. it is not my wish to add...
I sent you a pamphlet containing the instructions to our Envoys, and I now inclose the dispatches from them. no Event Since our unhappy controversey with France, has so throughly awakend the people to a sense of their danger as these dispatches; nor any imprest them with such strong conviction of the sincerity and candour, with which our Government has sought peace upon fair and honorable...
I received yesterday your kind Letter of May 12th and was rejoiced to learn that you had recoverd from your late indisposition So far as to be able to ride out. have you ever tried the use of Calomel for your complaint or Bleading? this climate is not So Subject to disorders of the lungs and Breast as ours but much more so to other inflamitory complaints which call for speedy aid. We have had...
I wish he did not Love Land so well, because I know we have enough to torment us—when we come to look to that for support, we shall find it difficult enough to procure it, and very much swallowd up by taxes & Labour. I am for having as little trouble as possible as we pass down the vale of years we shall want repose if we live. I have no objection to mr Clarks having the House an other year....
I received yesterday yours of May 28th. I inclose you the account of money sent you including what is now in this Letter; If I should not remit you any more untill I come; I will then Settle the remainder. I do not expect to leave here untill the first of July. I shall rejoice if it may be then. I have wanted the P t to get you to draw for 2000 dollars which I think might be spaird, and to get...
I received your too Letters of June 18 & 22 yesterday. The expences upon the out House I wish to have in a Seperate account, the painting the dewelling House & any repairs made else where in the General account. you will therefore credit me 500 dollors upon that account account of the out holdings and what remains I will either remit or Settle when ever I Shall come, which I hope will be in...
Congress have agreed to rise on Monday the 16. I doubt however whether they will be able to accomplish it so soon, I sincerely wish they could. You will learn that Capt. Decauter has brought in one, out of the Many privateers which afflict and distress our trade. The Captain of the privateers commission was from the Infamous Hedonvile & to capture all the Enemies of the French Republic, tho...
I left East Chester on the 5th of the month and reachd Brunswick on the 9th where the President met me; on fryday we all arrived in safety; having had a pleasent and agreable journey; I found the President had taken on his Journey a voilent cold, which was very afflicting to him and, hung much heavier than if he had earlier attended to it. it reduced his flesh; took away his appetite; I think...
I received yesterday your favour of Novbr 8th and thank you for the information containd in it, The weather has been uncommonly fine through the whole of this month; I wish you had used your own judgment respecting the putting up the frame this winter. I had not any expectation of its being so early ready, or of the winters being So mild, but it is now so far advanced that it may be best to...
I congratulate you on the new Year and the new Century. Aspice venturo lætentur Ut Omnia Sæclo. You may take Pennimans Island and Acre of March at 27£ or perhaps at 30£ though fifteen is more than it is worth. The Island is mere Show. it lies however within me, and some one will Speculate upon me if I buy it not. Candlewood Hill is an unknown Country to me. I never heard the Name. But I...
I am indebted to you for two Letters one Which acknowledges the Recipt of the three Bills and one yesterday received which bears date Decbr 30th. I thank you Sir for all your kind attention to my affairs—I inclose to you a Bill of the amount which you say will be due to you; as I do not like to be in Debt, I Should like to have all the Bills due to the Capenters all discharged before we...
I take this opportunity by dr morse to inclose to you two Hundred dollars towards the building; as soon in march as it can be framed and raised I wish to have it begun upon, and as many hands employd as can be usefully. I do not want to have any part of it, to do after the presidents return. Congress talk of rising in April, tho I do not myself expect that they will so soon I hope myself to be...
I wrote to you intending to end the Letter by mr Dexter, but found he was gone. I therefore committed it to the post under cover to mr Smith as the Letter had 200 dollers in it. be so good as to inform me by mrs Cranch when it reaches you I received yesterday yours of Feb’ry 25th. I think the sooner the Building is begun the better and as many hands employd as can be usefull in forwarding it....
Last Sunday the tenth, we had a deep snow here and as I knew we usually have our proportion at the Eastward I fear it has obstructed the commencment of our Building. but at present the weather here is very moderate, I hope, equally so with You. I wrote to you inclosing two Hundred dollors under cover to mr Smith of Boston. You will inform me whether it got safe to hand. The President says if...
Mrs Cranch wrote me that mr Clark would remove from our House, and that mr Whitney was desirious of having it. I have mentiond it to the president, and he directs me to Say to you that mr Whitney shall have the House, and he requests that you would Sit mr Beals to paint the outside stone coulour, to repair the Garden fence and he is willing that the Rooms should be new painted within & paperd,...
I received yours yesterday. it should have been two days earlier, but the Roads are at the worst, and we have now had two days heavey rain; which upon our soil will settle them, but from hence to N york renders them ten fold worse— in replie to your queries, Brisler says that he & mr Bates drew the plan before he came away, and that the cellar must be his guide, that the plan was, to have the...
I have this moment received Yours of the 26th of march with respect to mr Porter. I should be loth to part with him for the Sake of a few dollors, and as he has been upon the place So long & is accustomed to It, and I have great confidence in his & Mrs Porters Honesty and Integrity. I will consent to give him that Sum for Seven Months, but pray that to avoid envy he would keep the terms to...
I wrote to you not long since to inquire respecting Shares in the Cannals. I have not received any replie, but I am Authorized to requst you to lay out as much of the inclosed Bill of 5000 ds in Shares or Stock as you do not want to accomplish the building now in hand, repair the House in which mr Clark lives, and to pay mr Porter his years wages. I have also written to you respecting oats 200...
I received yesterday yours of April 11th. I wrote to you upon the 17th and inclosed you an order upon the Bank for 5000 dolrs. You will be so good as to give me the earliest information of your having received it, I rejoice to learn that the building is like to go on with dispatch and hope it will not take up so much time as to make it necessary to have Carpenters after the last of May. mrs....
I received yours of the 22d yesterday. I have already written you that the president and I are both well satisfied with what you have done respecting help. I forwarded to you the ways , and means in a Letter of April 17th the receit of which I wish to learn as soon as possible. I have never lost any thing by post, and hope that what I then inclosed went safe—a vessel is now here going to...
On Board the Schooner calld the Polly, Gilbert B Fish master, Mr Brisler has put Six cast Iron plates which are for the Backs and Sides of the Chimneys; the Marble for the Hearths and front & Sides, to which I would have the chimneys made to conform. A plan of them I Sent in my last. the Marble Hearths must be laid in a good bed of Mortar and with great care, that they do not get Scratchd, or...
I feel as tho I was much further removed from all my Friends and Connections in at the State of Massachusetts, than one hundred and 50 miles from Philadelphia could make me. We have indeed come into a new part of the world, and amongst a new Set of inhabitants; it is a city in name, and that in a wilderness, a beautifull Spot by nature—but it must be commerce; and the introduction of a more...
I wrote to you not long since and inclosed a Bill of a hundred dollars which I hope you received. I inclose in this a Bill of ten dollars out of which you will please to pay two pounds 12 Shillings to Rube Harman which will be due to her in Janry for a quarters wages. I could wish my dear Sir that every Bill due might be discharged as you have the means; we shall then know what our income is,...
I have yours of the 2d. ——before this, you have Seen the Treaty with France. The full assurance of your Newspapers, has been wholly disappointed. Mr Jefferson and Mr Burr have equal Numbers 73.—Which will be Chief? I Shall be in Quincy as early in the Spring as the Roads and Weather will permit. The only Question remaining with me is what I shall do with myself? Something I must do or Ennui...
There is a little painting which I should be glad to have Mr. Beal do as soon as he can, my kitchin floor & closet and the Sink which was omitted last year, and the Chamber over the best chamber which floor was only primed last year—I would have the Green Window blinds compleated which were to have been done last year, and have them painted; this will compleat the list of my repairs—and I do...
I received your kind and friendly Letter of December 15 and thank you for your sympathetic condolence upon an event severely afflicting to a parent, in this case armed with many a barbed arrow, to infinite wisdom I bow in humble Submission, may the Chastning hand of providence be duly noticed by me, so that those Children who survive, may be doubly blessed to their parents. The year past is a...