New York January 13. 1790
My dear Sir
I am at length determined to omit no longer to write to you.—You read yourself to death. this let me tell you, is a Sin and a crime. Whether it is not of a deeper die, than, intemperate Indulgences of the Bottle or the Girl, is a Case of Casuistry: You know best whether You are guilty of it, or not. if you are I enjoin upon You, Pennance, either of a Walk of five miles a day, all at one time before dinner, or a Seat in Some house of Representatives, at your option.
Given under my hand at New York this 13. of Jan. 1790
MiD-B: William Woodbridge Papers.