My dearest Friend
We took the Packet at New Haven, and arrived at N. York as Soon as the Stage. Although We Saved no time, We avoided some bruizes, at the Expence of a little of the Mal De Mer.
Mrs. Smith and Children all well. Charity Smith married to Mr. Shaw, Brother of the late Consul at Canton. Our Charles at Steuben after an Examination at Albany and an honourable Admission to the Rank of Counciller at Law. I was at his Office and Saw his Clerk who appears well pleased, and Says his Master has good Business. We arrived last night in this City and lodged at a Mr. Alders opposite to Mr. Binghams.
No Senate yet. The President returned,all Submission in the Whiskey Counties. But a Force will be kept there to ensure their Obedience for some necessary time.
Antifederalism, Jacobinism and Rebellion are drooping their heads, very much discouraged.
Clark of N. Jersey and Comr. Gilson dead. Smith of Carolina elected with great Ecclat. Butler gone to Charleston last Week unaccountably. &c. &c. &c. Bradley left out, for a Man of different Politicks. Langdon in danger. These are Symptoms. If [illegible] Ames fails the next Congress will be more faederal than any that has yet assembled. But I still hope better things.
Fine weather. I will write nothing as yet of Agriculture. Take great Care of your health which is pressious to me beyond all Calculation.
The Fall of Robespierre, has a great Effect on the Public Mind. It has Startled and terrified many, whose Confidence in him was excessive.
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