To Jacob Read1
[Philadelphia, November, 1798]
I am mortified My Dear Sir that I cannot have the pleasure of dining with you today as I promised; but I am so extremely deranged in point of health that I am compelled to stay at home repose & muse.
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1. Read, a South Carolina Federalist, was a member of the United States Senate from 1795 to 1801.