I delayed thus long answering your favour of febry. 18th in hopes that every day would bring to a period some important Business on which we have for some time been engaged. But delays many of which are the effect of Artifice, have hitherto intervened and prevented me, and at this time I am not at liberty to communicate anything.
I am in sentiment with you on our finances, and our affairs generally, but my hopes are more sanguine than yours, perhaps from having a fuller information. I have great Confidence in the resources of our People and I am persuaded