|My Dearest Friend||Philadelphia Decr 22. 1796|
Out of the inclosed Note, you will please to take up
Note to our Friend for 300 Dollars. The Remaining three hundred you will
Use as frugally as possible. Please to acknowledge the Rect as soon as may be.
There is still reason to entertain some Doubts whether Mr Pinckney will not be P. if Georgia Tennessee and Kentucky should give him a few Votes, which I think is far from improbable he will have more than any one. As it is at present I believe there is a Tye between him and Mr Jefferson. The South Carolinians have disappointed all sides as much as Pensilvania did. The Vengeance of the Rutledge Family appears to have done it. I am / as ever