My dearest Friend
The Alteration of Post Days or some other Cause has disappointed me of a Letter from you this Week, which is the first time I have failled of a Letter on Monday for several months.
The Weather has been very hot and dry here. Yesterday however We had a Light shower; but to day it is very hot again.
The House is slow upon the Ways and means the essential Measure which remains. But I think We shall rise by the first of June, and I fear not before, a tedious Six months it has been to me.
The Senate have given a gentle Check to a very contemptuous Reprobation of the Measures of Congress, voted in the statehouse yard by a Number of Tobacconists and sugar Bakers &c.
By the Way this statehouse Yard is a beautiful Thing formed on an English Plan, like the Inclosure in Grosvenor Square. I walk there every day for air and Exercise in the shade. It is not a Paines Hill nor a stone, nor a Seasones, but it is pretty. I am, Patience almost exhausted,