My dearest Friend
I have written you but once since I bid you farewell. I was seized in Connecticutt with one of those direful Colds, which have sometimes brought my frame into danger and I was afraid to let you know how ill I was. I am now so much better as to be able to do Business.
We have no News of you since the ninth indeed since the Note in which you told us of James's fever. The weather has given us great anxiety in your account as well as much inconvenience on our own, ... If you are at East Chester and have a mind to come nearer to Phyladelphia, you may find comfortable accommodations at Van Tilsbourgs at Kingston where I can visit you every other day. I pray you to let me know when you intend to sett out from
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