[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
Month, I shall receive a Letter from you dated from that City. Before this reaches
you I Suppose you 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
to get into it in a Week. We have gone through all the Ceremonies of Presentations
and Visits, which are more tedious I think at St. James's than at the Hague or at
Versailles. You will see by 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 Country.1
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
be very happy together.
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