My dearest Friend
I have received yours of the 5th
[Abigail to John, 05 May 1789]
. If you think it best, leave Thomas at College; but I pray you to come on with Charles, as soon as possible, -- as to the Place let my Brother plough and plant if he will, as much as he will. He may send me, my half of the butter Cheese &c. here. As to Money to bear your Expences you must if you can borrow of some Friend enough to bring you here, if you cannot borrow enough, you must sell Horses Oxen sheep Cowes, any Thing at any Rate rather than not come on. If, no one will take
I have as many difficulties here, as you can have; public and private, but my Life from my Cradle has been a series of difficulties and that series will continue to the Grave. I hope Brisler will come; but if he cannot we can do without him. I have taken Montiers House, on the North River, a mile out of Town.
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