My Dearest Friend
Yours of March 11th
[John to Abigail, 11 March 1794]
reachd me yesterday. I have the Satisfaction to announce you our parents Life, her complaints graduly decrese, her Health appears to be languidly returning, and last night for the first, She passd without a Watcher. Nine Weeks She has been confind, but as her disorder of Body gives way, her faculties which all along during her Sickness seemd Brightned, appear to be impaird, which is often the case in Younger and Stronger persons. She now hopes to be Spaird to see you once more. My own Family is very Sick. Both my Girls confind with this Lung fever. Polly Howard got better, but too Soon exerting herself got cold and is worse than at first. We have had very warm weather for Several days, uncommonly so for March. The Grass is turning Green and, to day we have a fine rain, we have taken advantage of the weather and finishd the breaking up, the Slug and Millar are thought to be in greater plenty than usual. We have not omitted tarring every day. I went this week to See the new House and Farm, the House I found in Such a State as to require imediate attention. Like the Augean Stable it wanted a River turnd through it, to do them justice they had engaged to have it cleand, but the woman never did it. I Sent a couple of Hands and it took them two days to make it decent. There are a
The Genett party the Jacobine club are trying for an other civic feast in Boston, but I believe will not Succeed with only their own party. Every article of foreign produce is risen a Quarter higher.
We hope you are all employd in doing much good but we know very little what.
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