My dearest Friend
I have sent you 500 d. and a fresh supply of Grass seeds. The Goods are gone and are to be carried to Quincy Creek.
Yesterday an embargo passed both Houses for 30 days. I am afraid Congress will sett late in May. I cannot think of leaving, it in so critical a moment. Plant again Faxons old Corn field and no more at that farm.
I have one comfort, that in thought Word or deed I have never encouraged a War. I will persevere in doing all in my Power to prevent it. If it is forced on Us, by England or even if it is brought on Us by our own Imprudence I must stand or fall with my Country.
If the French had a better Government and better Morals I should feel easier. Yours Affectionatly
Thomas is very well: so is Brisler.