My ever dear Diana
The Room which I thought would have been an Hospital or a Musaeum, has really proved a Den of Thieves, and a scene of Money Changers. More Persons have been with me about Business, since I shut up, than a few, and many more than I was glad to see, for it is a sort of Business that I get nothing by, but Vanity and Vexation of Spirit. If my Imprisonment had been in Consequence of Bankrukpty Bankruptcy, I should not have endured much more Mortification and Disquiet. I wish this Day was a Fast, as well as Tomorrow, that I might be sure of two Days Tranquility, before my Departure. I am not very impatient at present: Yet I wish I was at Boston. Am somewhat fearful of foul weather, on Fryday. If it should be, the very first fair Opportunity must be embracd.
Abstinence from all, but the cool and the soft, has hitherto agreed with me very well; and I have not once transgressed in a single Iota. The Medicine we have taken is far from
Hitherto I have written with the Air and in the style of Rattle and Frolick; but now I am about to abo shift to the grave and sober the sober and the Grave.-My Mamma is as easy and composed, and I think much more so than I expected. She sees We
I long to come once more to Weymouth before I go to Boston. I could, well enough. I am as well as ever, and better too. Why should not I come? Shall I come and keep fast with you? Or will you come and see me? I should be glad to see you in this House, but there is another very near it, where I should rejoice much more to see you,till and to live with you till we shall have lived enough to ourselves, to Glory, [illegible] Virtue and Mankind, and till both of us shall be desirous of Translation to a wiser, fairer, better World.
I am, and till then, and forever after will be your Admirer and Friend, and Lover,
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