My dearest Friend
I received by Saturdays post yours of Novbr. 8th, and was happy to find that you had got well to Philadelphia, and that there was a fair prospect of Peace on all Sides. I was fear full that they would make a Senate before you reachd Philadelphia. But his conduct is much like the Man, unsteady and wavering. The Democrats have found a Spirit in the Body of the people too enlightened, and too sensible to their own happiness, and the Welfare of the Country, to second their views, in the manner they flatterd themselves. Mr. Ames's Election has dampd their Spirits here; and tho Jones upon the Stage in pasts month, in the character of a servant, who was puzzling his Wits for his masters Support, Breaks out, that he knew not what to do now unless to invent Lies for the Boston Chronical, (Ben still goes on lying) This peace of wit, in the actor, produced a roar of Laughter through the whole house, which was followd by a Clap in unison, and proved more fully than fifty essays the estimation in which that paper is held. Tis said Genll. Shepard is elected in the Eastern district, instead of Lyman.
I made my visit last week to Haverhill and found my Sister as well as I expected, tho at times Low in Spirits. She desired me to make her gratefull acknowledgments to you for the aid afforded to her Son, Without that assistance
With regard to Home, the last week our people finishd the potatoes and carted manure, one day brought up three scow loads of sea weed making 18 loads and would have got another, but Mrs. Pope took it into her Head that bringing off the sea weed, would leave the Farm exposed to be washed away with the sea, so our people lost a tide being obliged to remove to an other place to load. The westerly winds and high tides had carried it off from our own ground. Last Saturday and several days through the week we had severe weather, and considerable Snow. The sea has made round the Shoar so that at present no more sea weed
Mrs. Brisler and Family are well and are to keep thanksgiving here tomorrow.
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