Downing May 16th. 1780
To quel the evil passion you so bitterly complain of & which you charge me with raising, shall be my earnest study. What say you if I begin my exorcisms with the loan of any duplicate drawings I may have, which you may cause to be copied & with them lessen your envy malice &c. I will rummage my papers & collect & send to you all I can possible [sic] scrape together.
I would most chearfully [sic] permit Moses to copy for you; but I give you my word his time
is so fully taken up
has that. He has not a moments leisure. But if you wish for any particular things out of my
book I believe there is an ingenious young man one Ingleby. who would copy them reasonably. I am, Dear Sir,
Yr obliged & faithful humble Sert
Pray excuse the inclosed.2