My Dearest Friend
Tomorrow will compleat three Months since our dear sons saild, and this moment I have received a Letter from Town with this agreable intellegence, "on Sunday Evening the 14 Captain Joy arrived from England. Just before he saild from the downs, a ship came too about 2 miles a head, of him. The Pilot who came on Board Captain Joy told him she was the Ship Alfred in 32 days from Boston. Tho I have no letters; yet to know that the vessel is safe arrived, has given me a pleasure which you will easily conceive and participate, and I seazd my pen instantly to communicate it to you. I pray God our dear Children may be safe and well.
I expect Letters from you tomorrow. Mr. Brislers Letter came to day inclosing a Bill of Laiding. Our people have compleated covering the Medow with Sea Weed, which is all that can be obtaind untill a North East wind replenishs our Shores again. Mr. Brisler mentions a case and tells me it must not be brought up in cart, but does not say what the contents are.