My Dearest Friend
The Senate advanced Yesterday in their deliberations with so much Diligence that it would be very easy to finish to day: but it is not probable to me, that they will. Whether Tomorrow or next day or the day after I cannot determine.
The Weather begins to be so hot, though We have this morning some Appearances of Rain that I wish to get away.
Tide must rise early on our Journey and take Advantage of the cool of the Morning; rest in the middle of the day, and travel again in the Evening. In this Way I hope We shall find it comfortable, or at least tolerable.
It would give me great Pleasure, to visit General Gates and make my Observations on his Husbandry and Gardening: I should hope to learn Lessons and acquire Experience in my favourite Business and Amusement: But the time will not permit. My Affairs at home demand my immediate Attention.
I am with ardent Affection
I dine to day with Col. Pickering and tomorrow with the President. But if Senate finishes to day, I will make my apology.