My dearest Friend
This Morning I received your favour of the 21st of January [Abigail to John, 21 January 1795] . I am sure your People do a great deal of Work, so dont be concern'd. I am very well satisfied with your Agricultural Diary.
The venerable .Governor made the best Speech he ever made, but the old Leaven ferments a little in it.
I wonder you had not received two Letters from Thomas which I inclosed to you. I now inclose you one from Mr. Jay, which shews that our sons were arrived in Holland and had passed through their Ceremonies at the Hague and gone to Amsterdam, to look as I suppose after the imprudent Van Stophorst, and American Money in his Hands.
The inclosed Postscript to Dunlop will shew you, that the expectation of a Treaty, hourly to arrive, will not allow me to leave my Chair
We momently expect the Treaty: but it may not arrive this month. When it does I expect to see wry faces as well as smiling ones. Perhaps much Debate may take Place. Let Us know what it is first however before We oppose, or criticise or applaud or approve.
Your son John says it is better than War -- that is all I know about it.
Keep all the Letters relating to our Sons.
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