My dearest Friend
Your favours of 18th. [Abigail to John, 18 April 1794] and 19th. [Abigail to John, 19 April 1794] instant are so full of your Plans and Labours in Agriculture, that I begin to be jealous you will acquire a Reputation as a Farmer that will quite eclipse my own.
I rejoice at length that all Tenants are dispossessed and that Land stock and Utensils are now at our own Disposal. I am glad you have bought a Yoke of Oxen and hope you will buy a farm horse.
Our Thomas is fitted off with Horses Saddle Bridle and Saddle Bags and on Monday last set off upon the Circuit with Mr. Ingersol. He will be absent Six Weeks. He goes to Chester Lancaster York Carlisle &c.
Mr. Trumbull our Friend the Painter goes with Mr. Jay as his private Secretary.
Has Mr. Cranch opend his Post Office.