To Sarah Savage Thatcher

    Philadelphia        4 July 1797

    My dear Sally—

    When I wrote you last I hardly thought of writing again this Session—But some unexpected Business will detain us a day or two1

    I recieved yours of the 26th June last evening, & am very glad at seeing Mr. Kissic [McKessuk] had begun his work. I am now disarmed of all my angar to him, & you may tell him I forgive him his neglect provided he compleats his work neatly by my return—

    I remain in good health notwithstanding the weather is uncommonly hot—& what is a great aggravation of the heat, by day light in the morning I am so tormented by millions of flies that there is no more sleep—I would give almost any sum for a good sleep in the morning till seven or eight oClock. I actually suffer more for sleep than any thing else—

    I have not the most voracious appetite, but what I lack in eating, I make up in drinking porter—which is favourable to health.

    [. . . .] I hope in three or four days to set out—

    yours &c

    [P.S.] Tell friend [Jeremiah] Hill there is another Randolph-business discovered, that will soon make a nestling among the Democratic-patriotic Republicans.2 But I am not yet at liberty to say more

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    ALS, TFP. Addressed to Biddeford; franked; postmarked. Omitted text relates to the household management.