My dearest Friend
I received last Evening yours of the 25, with a Heart filled with gratitude, for the many Blessings I have enjoyed through the 35 years of our union; I would not look upon a single shade in the picture; for if according to Rousseaus philosophy, abstinence from what we delight in, is the Guionism of reason, I have had my full proportion of enjoyment.
This day is very fine, I almost regret to lose it; but as I cannot yet go into the city, I am certainly more comfortably and pleasently situated here than at an Inn. I shall not be any expence to the Family, as I know you would not permit it, yet I had rather the expence should be here, than at an Inn.
Guion will supply me With a Horse to [No transcription available -- see page image] for 12 and a half dollars, and a Boy to bring the Horse back, he does not keep any Stage Horses. I think this is high. He calculates
I make no calculation for going further southard. My inclination will
Caroline Eyes are so bad that she is obliged to be shut up in a dark Chamber. The rest of the Family are all well.
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