Enjoyed reading WilliamÆs letter, although some spelling needed
correcting. Should buy a dictionary if he does not yet have one. Has he seen Mr. Dwight;
John Jay has not yet received an answer from Mr. Davis. Would like to know...
Still very concerned about MariaÆs health; Dr. PomeroyÆs wife had the same
complaint (too much salivation) and it left her very weak. He had a possible remedy of
salt of tartar and vinegar and has told Dr. Stringer about it, wh...
Glad to hear John JayÆs health is recovered but regrets he will not come
up to Albany this spring. It will be a relief to Maria to have Nancy come; her health
continues very delicate. WilliamÆs eyes improve and little Sally is
Family news. It is believed there that Clinton will be elected. It is
said, without confirmation, that the French have evacuated Portugal and lost 15,000 men
in their retreat. Bitter and violent dissensions take place among som...
John Jay says that William's offer to come immediately if his father has
taken the fever is not founded on good judgment. If our duty bids us rush into danger we
should do so cheerfully, acting in obedience to divine Providence...
The French Church du St. Esprit elected Mr. Colden a member for the next
convention. Since then, it is said certain persons will attempt to annul the election in
view of an alleged informality attending it. Since each church ma...