|My dearest Friend||Philadelphia Jan. 23. 1797|
I recd today your kind favour of the 15th I believe of Mr Jefferson as you do.
I have engaged a Chariot here so that you need not trouble yourself any more upon that head.
I agree with the Dr that the Old Wheelbarrow must never be hung again.
I feel, the same Anxiety for your health that you do—But I shall write more when things are more Settled.
We must find Burrell a Yoke of Oxen & Cart—let out the other Place and get some family to take the Homestead. I must leave all to Dr Tufts.
Give my Love to the Bride and Bridesgroom and Congratulations to My Mother Brother son and sukey &c
Inclosed is a Cannon against the gros Musqueton Diplomatic. Tell me what reception it meets from Readers.—
The Letter from a true friend I return as you desire—
I have Visits as well as you. so many that I am pressed for time.
I am affectionately