Philadelphia July 19 1797.
My dear sisters
If the Compass by which my course is directed does not vary again through unavoidable necessity I Shall Sit out for Quincy next week. We Shall probably be 12 days in comeing. I Shall want some preparation at Home. I will write to you from N york. Betsy wrote to her Mother to know if her Sister Nancy was at home & that I should want her during my stay at Quincy
The Hot weather of july has weakend us all, complaints of the Bowels are very frequent and troublesome. I received your Letter of 13 yesterday I have suspected unfair dealings in the post office for some time, tho I cannot Say where the fault is. as to the girls Letters I believe they were foolish enough to Send them without any Frank. I received a Letter yesterday from your Son who was well, and expected, to come to Philadelphia soon on buisness. I fear I Shall be a way, but I Shall write him to come & put up at the House the Same as if we were here
Let mrs Porter know that I should be glad she would have mrs Bass to clean up the House I hope it will be white washd first. the post will be gone if I do not close.