From Cyrus Griffin
N: Y: march 17th: 1
Neither the french or the english packets have yet arrived, which is not a little extraordinary.
Not a syllable of domestic news but what the enclosed papers will exhibit to you.
The Marchioness2 is a good deal better, and wants exceedingly to be present at the Indian Treaty;3 I think the Governor General4 can do nothing less than take so sweet a companion in his Train; but he seems to be averse from the plan.
I think the french Minister confines himself at home too much—I am sorry he does not mix more with the Inhabitants.
My dear friend—I have been very sick for 4 or 5 days past, but I hope to attend Congress on wednesday.
I have sent forward your letter to G. L. Turberville esq.5
I thank you for calling upon my little people in Phil. I am dear M. with the highest consideration &c
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM. Enclosures not found.
1. The year was added later by JM.
2. Madame de Bréhan.
3. See PJM description begins William T. Hutchinson et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison (vols. 1–10, Chicago, 1962–77; vols. 11—, Charlottesville, Va., 1977—). description ends , X, 114, 114–15 n. 3.
4. Arthur St. Clair, governor of the Northwest Territory.