Wythe to Samuel Adams, 1 August 1778
Friend Adams, how d’ye? Are you disposed to devote a few minutes to conversation with an old acquaintance? Has governor Johnstone sent you no letters . . . offered you no guineas. While you are answering these questions, if they are worth answering, tell me what more you would say if we were eating a saturday’s’ dinner at mrs. Yard’s, smoking a pipe in the political club at the Indian queen – holding a tete a tete at my apartment opposite to Israel’s gardens – or rambling toward Kensington. In a word, anything, news, or what you please will be gratefully received. Where is Ellery? I have not had a couplet from him since I left Philadelphia. You may show him the inclosed, but must not let any one know who so employs that time which he should spend better. My compliments to mr. Hancock, mr. Gerry, mr. Dana, and such of your colleagues, as I know.