Your favor of the 17th is recd and I cannot sffly express to you my sense of the kindness with which my friends have exerted themselves in my behalf—a majority one only even for leave to bring in the bill, and that too in the legislature of my native state was of appalling aspect. it was a to other states and countries which could not but be felt—the subsequent expressions of their dispositions have been as honorable as I had any right to expect, and the zeal with which my friends have interested themselves has been a healing balm which has more than countervailed the first apprehensions. the nature of our estates where the proprietor is absent, where he is manager when present as I have been, and finally recieving from the hand of a friend such a coup de grace, as I did, scarcely unexpectable the arrears into which I fell.
be assured, dear Sir, that I feel duly the particular obligations I am under to you, and they have justly added to former claims to my sincere esteem & respect
P.S. is it not time to shew in some way your concurrence with N.Y. and S.C. and to back with firmness their resolns?