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I inclose you a Letter from my Bror John to your Lady he was at my House last week and intended then to have sent it but the post made so little Stay that tho’ my Bror went to the Office several Times he slipped him. There were some Expences on the Bill passed last Session in favr of Mr Semple it is usual here in Imitation of what I think a bad procedr. in England to tax Fees on private...
Our printer assuring us in his last weeks Paper that there would be a further prorogation of our Assembly and the very doubtful State of American Affairs induced me to think that Nothing would probably be attempted in your Assembly the ensuing Session. This Morning about 11 OClock I received your two Letters by Mr Stewart dated the 20 Instant and this Afternoon Mr Ballendine came to see me on...
I take the Liberty by the Revd Mr Boucher who as well as others have assured me of your Friendship to the Inland Navigation on Potowmack to inclose you a Subscription Paper which is intended to be put about at our Frederick Court next Week —I have with some though too few others lately taken a View of the River from a little below Fort Frederick to Paynes Falls—in our Voyage down we met with...
Mr Normand Bruce of our Province has lately done me the Favour of shewing me some very pretty Samples of Hempen Lint and Tow raised and prepared in his own Family without the help of a Mill or any Such Engine and gave me the Reading a Manuscript pamphlet on the Subject—his Drift is to persuade people in general to manufacture coarse Linnens in earnest, to shew that Hemp is the proper material...
I take the Freedom to inclose you the Resolutions of our general Committee for the Province on the Bills respecting the Massachusetts Governmt and the Act for blocking up the Harbour of Boston—If our general Scheme of Conduct should be adopted by the Congress I think even so strict an Assocation will be kept by the people of Maryland with good Faith I have sanguine Hopes that your Colony will...
Mr Jacques last Night communicated to me your Letter to him I sent to the Post Office early this Morning and got your Letter from thence of the 2d Inst. Mr Stewart generally sends me those Letters when the Postage is paid but omitted this which is the Occasion of my not having answered it —Your Suspicion or rather Information that Adams is wasting the Timber I am apprehensive is too well...
Mr Tilghman the Speaker of our House of Assembly not being in Town I could not procure a Receit from him I send you one from myself for £6. as received for his Use if that is not sufficient I will get one from himself and inclose it to you as soon as I have an Opportunity—I inclose you a Receit from the Clerk of the Upper Ho. and another from the Clerk of the Lower House for £3 each I thought...