Prices with you are much more moderate than here. Yesterday I was obliged to give
Forty shillings Pen. Cur.1
Thirty two L.M. for one Gallon of Rum.
In my station here, I have Business with many Gentlemen who have occasion to visit
me, and I am reduced to the Necessity of treating them with plain Toddy and Rum and
Water—a Glass of Wine, once in a while to a great stranger, of uncommon Consideration.
The Prices of Beef, Pork, Veal, Mutton, Poultry, Butter, Cheese, Milk is Three Times
higher, here than with you.
I live like a Miser, and an Hermit, to save Charges, yet my Constituents will think
my Expences beyond all Bounds.—My Love to Dr. Tufts. I have received two agreable
Letters from him, which I will answer as soon as I can.