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My Dearest Friend
I received Yesterday your favour of the 15th.
The Discussions upon the Treaty have been temperate, grave and decent, as least as much so as any Debate that was ever carried on in Senate. The Subject will be thoroughly examined and fully understood, before any Decision is made. I think We shall rise by the last of next Week perhaps sooner: but all is uncertain.
Mrs. W. says John Ague arises from Worms and that you should give him Pinkroot, I think it is that she says will cure him.
The Dispatches from The Hague have not been laid before Senate. I wish they had -- but there has been no occasion.
G. A.s Speech is a good one upon the whole -- a little seasoned as you say, to make it popular with a certain Party, to whom he too often sacrifices.