|My Dearest Friend||Philadelphia March 16. 1796|
The Debate on the Treaty continues and will continue three or four Weeks I suppose.
I know not whether We shall rise before next March: for if the House refuse to comply with the Treaty, the Senate will not consent to rise till they do. Upon the whole however I hope the House will do what is necessary and let Us go home in June.
The Constitution I hope will in time be understood, so many Speeches and Writings to explain it, should not be lost. I cannot send you the Work you wrote for. it is no where to be had.
It is said that Mr Burr will certainly be ousted and General Schuyler chosen. Mr Robinson of Vermont is also said to be out of all hopes. I fear Mr Strong will resign: but Mass. will send some good Man.
I send you a five dollar Bill because it is useless here