[dateline] Bath Hotel Westminster June 26. 1785
[salute] My dear son
I hope, that before this day you are Safely arrived at New York, and that in another
I shall receive a Letter from you dated from that City. Before this reaches you I
will be at Boston or Cambridge, or Braintree or Haverill or Weymouth. Let me hear
from you as
often as you can.
We have taken a House in Grosvenor Square, at the Corner of Duke Street, and hope
into it in a Week. We have gone through all the Ceremonies of Presentations and Visits,
are more tedious I think at St. James's than at the Hague or at Versailles. You will
the Papers that the despicable Spight, of the old Boston Tories, Still bears an honourable
Testimony to your Fathers Integrity and faithfull Perseverance in the Cause of his
I have met, however with a very
different Reception at Court.
Your Brother Charles I hope will enter Colledge this Year, and that you and he will
Let me know how Mr. Thaxter succeeds in Business, and whether he is a Speaker at the
Bar,—the same of Mr. Tyler.
My Love & Duty where due. Your affectionate Father