My dearest Friend
I hope you are agreably lodgd and that your Company will be to your mind. I rejoice in the reelection of Mr. Ames, and Mr. Smith of Carolina. Tis said our Freeman is chosen for Barnstable, a clasmate of our Son JQA , a Lawyer, a worthy Sensible Man as I have heard. For this district Mr. Meed I hear is chosen. I do not however approve of Clergymen becoming politicians. You may make a chaplin of him. I hear however that he is an ingenious Sensible Man. Mr. Dexter tis thought is not yet chosen, owing to their being several persons voted for. A large number of votes for Mr. Gerry who did not wish to be considerd as a candidate and whose influence will be given to Mr. Dexter should a Second vote be necessary.
I have read Mr. Munroe Speach in the National assembly!!! Charmed with the Stability of their counsels: What a conscience. The Translater may be in fault. Every minister could not have made such a speach.
You wish to know how the Business proceeds. Savil Nightingal and Bracket have been constantly casting Sea Weed. They have brought Sufficient to compleatly cover the orchard. It is not yet all Spread owing to the potato
Julia has Scarcely got upon the settee Since you went away. She however retains her affection for the Bed.
[No transcription available -- see page image][Enclosure is Abigail's handwritten list of farming tasks and activities completed by Shaw from October 30 to November 10. ]