My Lord

The Joyful occacion which has given
me this Confidence in Addressing your Lordship in the
inclosed peice will, I hope sufficiently apologize for
this freedom in an African who with the now hap-
py America exults with equal transport in the view
of one of its greatest advocates presiding with the
Special tenderness of a Fatherly Heart over that
department.

Nor can they my Lord be insensible of the
Friendship so much exemplified in your Endeav-
ours in their blhalf [behalf] during the late unhappy Dis-
turbances

I sincerely wish your Lordship
all possible success in your Undertaking for the
Interest of north America

That the united blessings of Heaven & Earth
may attend you here and the endless Felicity of the --
invisible State in the presence of the divine Benefactor
may be your portion hereafter is the hearty Desire of

My Lord
Your Lordships
Most Obedient
H'ble Servant
Phillis Wheatley

B

Boston N.E. Octo. 10th. 1772

25.5 cm x 20.4 cm