Thanks to the Father of the Main, and the Bountifull dispencer of the den's of Heaven, who has plentifully waterd the dry and thirsty Earth, The Fields recover their verdure, and the little Hills rejoice, the drooping vine rears its head and the witherd flower Blooms anew.
Indeed my dearest Friend it would rejoice your Heart to behold the change made in the appearance of all Nature, after one of our old fashioned Election storms as we used to term them. I hope we may be further blessd by repeated Showers.
I this Day received yours of the 19th of May. I know not what became of the letter you mention. Such a one there was, nor do I recollect a Syllable of its content, excepting asking your advise
"You caution our Son to be reserved, prudent, cautious, and silent." He is I believe all this. You did him curb his vanity. I know not whose praise would so soon tend to excite it, as one for whom he has so great respect and veneration, and whose judgment he so much relies upon. I will not say that all my Geese are Smart. I hope however that I have no occasion to Blush for the conduct of any of my Children. Perhaps I build more expectation upon the rising Fame and reputation
The Jacobines are very Angry that Congress leaves them at their Liberty, and permits them with their Eyes open to rush on to destruction. That they want Guardians is true enough, but no one obliges them to risk their property to French, British or Spanish pirates.
Others I believe wish the Embargo continued from real patriotic motives.
Speculation, has been going on rapidly.
I understand the Term impatiently yours. But I had a good mind to be a little Rhoguish and ask a Question, but I think I will only say that I am most patiently
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