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My Dearest Friend
I dined Yesterday with Mr. Burr, who lives here in Style. A Number of Members of the House, The Speaker, Mr. Dayton among the Rest.
It Seems to be the general Opinion that the House will express some Opinions unfavourable to the Treaty: but finally carry it into Effect. There is a good deal of Apprehension expressed for the Union, in Conversation. Some think and Say it cannot last. Such is the Repugnance between the East and the West.
The Death of my Aunt Hunt, for by that Name it is most natural for me to call her, is an Event that was every Day be expected, and [illegible] as her days of Usefullness and Satisfaction were past can be no Cause of rational Grief to her nearest Relations: it has not however failed to revive the Remembrance of the Scaenes of my Youth, of my Father, my Unkles, my Aunt, and my Cousins many of whom were gone before her, and to affect me with many tender sentiments and serious Reflections.
My Duty to my Mother and congratulate her on the Recovery of her Arm. I hope to see her again in June. But the H. of R. will keep me here as long as possible.
Your Emanuensis improves in her Hand Writing. She superscribes your Letters elegantly. My Love to her. I am not sorry that John went to England. He will have Opportunities of Improvement and gaining Information there.
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