Quincy April 26. 1799
I return the two blank Commissions, signed and am satisfied with the recommendations of Robert Chesley, to succeed his Father.
If a real reformation should take place in Northampton County, in consequence of a consciencious Conviction of their Error & Crime it would be happy: but a cessation of opposition from fear only, may last no longer than the terror.
I am, Sir your most obt.