The congratulations of so kind a friend I receive with the utmost pleasure.
Accept my thankful acknowledgments for your Excellency’s very obliging Letter and very polite attention.
By the last Vessels from Europe we are told that the Netherlands are still in great Confusion. That Russia is carrying on War against the Turks with uncommon vigor, and perhaps will be powerfully assisted by the Emperor, that in all probability the horrid flame may be extended much further, and that in truth the Peace between France & England will not continue any considerable time.
This being the appearance of things abroad, I hope the United States at home will adopt a Constitution beautiful in theory and which will be found a Government of Safety and of Energy.