from the Commencement. I have had time to communicate
with but two persons since, and they feel as I do.
Anxious as I am to second every measure of your adminis-
tration in which my own opinion so perfectly coincides,
I fear the attempt now, for the Letter in question I am
sure is not the only one.
I should at all times, out of principle first, and
out of friendship to you and what I sincerely believe to
be your honest intentions and prudent conduct, in the
second place, be ready and willing to take an active part,
if I knew how to render you effectual support.
If I can, I will take a ride to Washington between
this and the commencement of my next Circuit in April,
for I have never yet seen the Seat of Government. If so
you will perhaps permit a sincere friend to pay you his
I remain with much esteem
Your friend and Servant