|My dearest Friend||Phil. Ap. 1. 1797|
I have written you before, and have only time now to repeat that I pray you to come on, with Louisa & Mrs Brisler and her Children as soon as possible. There is no other Way but to hire Horses in Boston to bring you on in your own Coach. I will send you a Post Note next Week.—But what We shall do in the Article of Expence I know not.—We shall be more pinched that We ever have been in our whole Lives. I expect to be obliged to resign in Six months because I cant live. I had rather live on Potatoes and Beef and Pork fresh or salt of my own growth.
Mr Murray is arrived here in his Way to Holland—He will sail in a fortnight or 3 Weeks.
I shall write you nothing about public Affairs. You must write upon them to your affectionate