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My Dearest Friend
I have received your Letters of the 24 and 28 of Jan'ry. If you continue in the use of so many learned words you must send a dictionary explanatory of them.
When you talk of your solitude I fully comprehend that, and commisirate you in it. I hope you have not sleepless Nights added to your other torments.
I cannot reconcile myself to the Idea of Thomas's setling in Philadelphia. I shall try to prevail with him to relinquish it. It will take him time here, but I do not doubt but he may get into Buisness with patience and perseverence. He has not yet reachd Quincy.
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