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My dearest Friend
I received Yesterday Yours of the 14 and 11. I am happy to learn that you are Well and hope the Senate will not be obliged to sit longer than tomorrow. I saw Mr. Fry last Evening. By the Manner of his speaking I thought he did not expect they would get up so soon. The Anti's know not how to contain, themselves, at the Secrecy of the Senate. They wish to be clamouring the whole time, and stand with their mouths open ready to sit up the Halloo. We see by the Report of Merlin in the Name of the committe of publick safety, this day publishd in the Gayzet, the declaration of the Essential principals of Social order, as they are called, every article of which is to guard against the domination of self created Societies, and incendary publications. I rejoice with you in the late receipt of intelligence from our dear Sons. Mrs. Smith has letters to the 16 of April and Charles to the 9th. I would hope you may have some too. I presume the Secretary of State has dispatches. They give a pleasing account of their Health and of their personal Safety and tranquility. The letters are excellent as usual. You will so soon see them that it is needless to make any extracts from them.
I am glad you wrote me about the Medallion. I did not chuse to ask you. I knew the Subject gave you pain. I think
Present my kind regards to Mrs. Washington. I should be happy to see her. John is better. I think as Mrs. Washington did that it was a Worm Ague.
Adieu in hopes of seeing you the beginning of the week, I am as ever Yours &c. A Adams
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