This Moment your favour of August the 62 is come to hand. My Heart reproaches me that I have not before this time told you that according to the Scotch Song “I had banishd all my Grief for I was sure the News was true and I was sure he's well.”—Indeed Sir I have been so much absorbed in my own happiness and so selfish that I have scarcly thought of communicating it.
But a debt of gratitude is due to you who not with standing the weight of publick cares which must engrose all your hours, have frequently devoted those which Nature requires for repose, to the Benevolent purpose of giving ease and dissapating the fears and anxieties of your greatly obliged Friend. No additional proof was wanting to convin
Since AA is here acknowledging a letter from Lovell dated 6 Aug., and since Lovell acknowledged on 1 Sept. (see under that date below) a letter from her dated 19 Aug. (RC not found), the present draft can be assigned the latter date with some confidence.