Philadelphia June 30th 1794
My Dear Fanny
I am very glad to hear by your letter of the 23d that your children were all well - we have had rain almost every day these ten days, - The damp is very great hear Many people are complaining of tooth acks and swilled faces and violent colds Thank god we are tolarable well - Nelly has had the tooth ack which she is very subject to She has got better but it will return when she gets cold - She will not be perswaded to take care of herself - she is a pore thoughtless child -
I have been so unhappy about the Presidt that I did not know what to do with myself -he tells me in his letter of Wednesday that he is better, 1- I hope in god that he is so - if I could have come down with any conveniance - I should have set out the very hour I got the letter I hope and trust he is better and that he will soon be able to return hear again if he is not getting better my dear Fanny dont let me be deceved let me know his case and not say he is getting better if he is not - it would make me exceeding unhappy to be told or made to believe he is getting better if he is not - I besech you to let me now how he is as soon as you can and often, - if he is likely to be confined at mount vernon longer than was expected I will get into the stage or get stage horses and come down emidately to you, - I very sincearly wish you may find the House in town as agreable as you wish - in every stage of our life we find trouble wheather you will find more in house keeping than living in any other way must be left to time as you cannot judge befour you try which will be the most agreable to you - Maria and Fayette are boath old enough to go to school 2 - my love to the children in which Nelly and Washington join me that you may enjoy every happyness is the sincear wish of you ever affectionate
ALS. Courtesy of Forest Lawn Memorial - Park and Mortuary, Glendale, California.