My dearest Friend
I am impatient to return but partly on Account or my Son who wishes to Stay at College as long as he can, and and partly, on account of my Books and other Things which I wish to get ready be fore I go, to be sent to N. Y. I fear I shall not see you these three Weeks. I should however break away if I were not necessitated to wait for my horse, whose Lameness is not wholly cured.
Excepting the Influenza which is universal our Relations and Freinds are all very well.
The Accident to my horse, has been a vexatious Thing and has deprived me of half the Pleasure and half the Exercise I intended. This Horse I am toldhere got cast in the same Stable last year.
My Farm I found as I expected -- poor enough.
I live with my Mother and Brother and We live like Princes, in great Luxury. You know my Mother. She has the Influenza, severely; but is very active.
The President is at Home eer now, no doubt.
There is a Calm a Silence and a Tranquillity that is very remarkable in this Part of the Continent. May it be equal at the southward and long continue in both! i. e. may we be enabled to live Satisfaction to the Multitude of our Brothers.