Recipient: Cranch, Richard
[dateline] Paris. Decr 15. 1782
[salute] My dear Brother
Since my Arrival here 26 October, untill the 30 of November, We had a constant Scuffle
Morning noon and night about Cod and Haddock on the Grand Bank Deer skins on the Ohio
and Pine Trees at Penobscat, and what were worse than all the Refugees.1
The Denouement of the Plott has had in it as much of the sublime and Pathetic as any
Part of the Piece. It was comical too as you shall one day know in detail.
I look back with Wonder upon the scenes; and with Gratitude. We shall be afflicted
with Disputes about the Refugees, and criticks will pick holes and discover flaws
and Blemishes, But We have done the best We could.
[salute] My affectionate Remembrance to sister & the Children.