My dearest Friend
Your Account of our little domestic affairs and the Arrangements of the
Farm, was very entertaining to me, and I hope you will continue to inform me of
every occurrence of any consequence. I should be glad to know who is engaged to
take the Care of the Place this Winter: What prospect you have of hiring a Man
in the Spring by the Year: and your opinion whether I had not better engage a
complete farmer in the County of
Hampshire. None however are Superiour to some in
Bridgwater. I am very comfortable at Mr.
Otis's. Thomas is very well and very good.
My Friends have been more anxious than I have been about a certain
Reelection. There has
been an Ardour upon this Occasion among all
the Friends of the Constitution, order and good Government, which I did not
expect. The Votes of
New Jersey have been unanimous both for President and V. P.
Pensilvania were unanimous for P. and 14 out of 15 for V. P. It
is reported, but not certain that
Maryland were unanimous. It is almost an universal Opinion that
N.Y. will be unanimous for Clinton? merely to
give him an Ecclat
and to shew
their disapprobation of the V. P. without even a hope or a wish, to have C.
elected. I am not however clear that they will be unanimous. The Virginians and
N. Carolinians are Said to be zealous against the V. P. not, as some of them
say, that they wish to get him out, but to shew
marked disapprobation of his Politicks
. But enough
of this Electioneering Stuff. My Duty to my
and Love to Louisa and all friends.
Tell my Brother that I hope he will Use his
that; Mr. Strong may be reelected. He is an excellent head and
heart. They cannot do better.
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