[dateline] Germantown, 29th. Sept. 1784
[salute] Dear Madm.
I heartily rejoice to hear of Your safe arrival; pray make My best respects acceptable to Mr. Adams, Miss Nabby, and Your Son.
I can write but little, being very weak, confined by lameness, about 8 Weeks, but am growing better; this day, I was carried out and put into a Chaise (the first time of being out) and rid out on the Farm; but I hope to go to Connecticut, next Month.
They at Mr. Cranch's are writing, as are my Girls, so that nothing remains for me to say; only, that Mr. Swan declines concern in the Sp. Ceti business, because there is no certain
market for the Oil, which is expected will be provided for in a treaty of Commerce with GB.1
“The World is all before us, and Providence our Guide.”2
And that there is a new publicaton, in London, on the Salvation of all Men
; I wish You and Yours to See it, for I think You will be charm'd with the Spirit
, and manner
; and believe you will think the Subject
, and the reasoning
thereon, worthy of Serious attention. Doctr. Chauncy is the Author, and his name will be affixd to the Second edition. Of Dr. Price you may obtain it.3
[salute] May God bless you all, now and ever. Adieu.
[signed] J: Palmer
PS. My Sincere love to C. Storer.