My dearest Friend
I received your kind Letters of Janry. 28 and 30th. I well recollect receiving a Letter from Mr. Gerry soon after went first to France informing me of Your being Elected a Member of the Phylisophic Society in Philadelphia and when you received the volm in England of their translations. I never could account for not finding your Name with the Members, The loss of the Records at that time accounts for it. You will hear before this reaches You of the Transactions in England which I consider the begining [of] Trouble. God only know where it will end, and whether we in this Country shall not be involved in the same Whirl-pool.
Thus far I wrote and was prevented from proceeding last night. Our Son came up from Town with the joyfull tyding of the arrival of the Col. Mrs. Smith and Family. I received a Letter from her at the same time dated N. York. The Col. You will have seen before this reaches you, and from him you will learn more particulars Relative to the threadned overturn of England, but I will say no more upon politicks at this Time, as I am not able to write much, and a few domestick concerns occur that I wish to mention. Dr. Tufts desires me
I was taken sick on that day twelvemonth that I was the last year, I have been confined to my Chamber for a week, but have not the Rhumatick complaints which I had last year. The fever rather tends to an intermitting. I have been Bled which has lessened the inflamitory Symptoms and I hope it will terminate without any long confinement. I have very good Nursing, and tho a deaf I believe a safe Physician.
Mrs. Smith is desirious of comeing on to pass a Month with me before She goes to Housekeeping. Perhaps She may so contrive it as to come with you. You will see her soon and settle the accommodation. Mr. Cranch is well again as usual and sends his Love with many thanks for your kind expressions towards him. I caught the opportunity of writing whilst Sister was gone down to dinner but She Schools me for it.
Love to Thomas. I hope he does not feel any Ague Complaints.
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