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My dearest Friend
On Saturday I saw our sons Letter to the Secretary of State. Mr. Randolph expressed his intire Satisfaction in it. Said "it was a justification of the Propriety of his Appointment, a Presage of his future Usefulness: and well digested, well arranged and well connected." A handsome Compliment.
In this Letter he says Mr. Jay had shewn him the whole Negotiation with Britain. He speaks very modestly and respectfully. I may not repeat any Thing: but I learn from this Letter that there is not only a Possibility but some Probability that Mr. Jay or at least the Result of his Negotiations may be here by the fourth of March. If so I ought to be here too, which willderange my Plan of spending thanksgiving with you. This will affflect me: but What shall I do?
Charles and I are very happy for the Present but he returns on Thursday. He send his Love and Duty.