[dateline] Grosvenor Square Westminster Corner House between Duke Street and Brook Street. Aug. 31. 1785
[salute] My dear Son
I hope Mr. Storer, when he delivers this Letter, will find you a Student in the University,
or upon the Point of becoming So.
We have as yet no News of your Arrival in America, but We hope to learn it by the
We are comfortably Situated here, and have all enjoyed very good Health hitherto in
England. But Home is Home. You are Surrounded by People who neither hate you nor fear
I have no other Idea of an happy Life: Than Health and Competence, with a clear Conscience
and among People who esteem and love you. All these you may and will have, I hope.
The Conscience Health and Competence I may have here. I may even be esteemed: but
never can be beloved, as you may easily suppose.
Write me as often as you can: let me know how you like your Situation: and if you
want any Books from hence. Charles I take it for granted is at Colledge, and Thomas
is I hope well.
I wish he was with me, but this cannot be. I dont know how to do, without one of my
sons at least with me. But am obliged to deny myself this Pleasure.
My Respects wherever they are due. Your affectionate Father