On the day before yesterday Mr. Swann arrived here by water from Norfolk. Yesterday he took his Seat in Congress which for the first time since October last gave the State a Vote. Mr. Swann inoculated yesterday morning, but expects that he will be seldom prevented from doing duty.
To-day Congress has received a very serious Complaint from the Minister of France concerning the conduct of the Majestracy in one of the States protecting a French Pirate, another mournful proof that unless we have a Foederal Government we shall not long escape from the depredations of some Foreign Nation.
I was favoured by your Excellency’s Letter by Mr. Swann, but beg you to note that this is neither the third or fourth I have had the honor of writing or with which I may have troubled you already.