The act attempts to protect the "Infant Colony" from disorder and idleness: "Whereas Drunkness and Debauchery in every Community tend very much to inervate [sic] the Constitutions of such unhappy persons as are addicted to those Vices, and when...
Frank wrote this letter to his wife and children while at work in Washington, D.C. He discusses his legislative activity, mentions notable visitors and colleagues, and explains upcoming business deals.
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