My dearest Friend
Yesterday I asked and obtained leave of the Senate to be absent after next Fryday. I shall therefore leave this City on Saturday the Thirty first day of May; but the heat and Dust and Fleas and Bedbugs &c. will render it difficult, if not impossible to get home to you, in less than ten days. By the Tenth of June I hope to embrace you.
We have had a sharp drought, but Yesterday and the Day before We have been blessed with fine showers.
A Thunder Gust and great Hail have cleared the Air. I shall send 600 Dollars to John for You which is all We shall have to live on till next September.
Col. Smith is here for a few Days - all well as he says. I am in great Haste, but with great sincerity