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[indecipherable] to overtake them all sooner or later, and I [indecipherable] deserving of them all! But accept their evils? One's friends [indecipherable] for them. Of course they are and at this present time I am in great distress on account of others. You recollect good [indecipherable] kind genial John Peter. His health is [indecipherable]. He seems to be suffering from a complication of disorder & I do not think can be long with us. Do not mention this please to anyone, as the echo of such a [indecipherable] from the Colony might have a very bad effect on him. Poor William Bestow too is going. He has rallied wonderfully of late, but a few weeks will I think in the end. Do you recollect him in the [indecipherable] days of his youth? Alas! poor Yorick! I have other friends alas, whom you do not know, who cause me great anxiety, so after all personal exemptions from evil does not [indecipherable] happiness! So much to account for my present low spirits, and as a consequence a very stupid [indecipherable]. How I envy your wonderful equanimity.
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