|My Dearest Friend||Phil. 23. Ap. 96|
Mr Brisler desires me to request you to let his Wife have ten dollars—I would inclose it, but I suppose it is hardly worth while.
The H. of R. is as determin’d as ever according to all Appearances.
When the Question will be taken I know not. They have no Bowells for their Country. Three Mass. Men are among the most obstinate and obdurate.
I believe it will be best to excuse Copeland from the service but I leave it to you to do as you think best.
I am most affectionately