a Letter with two or three inclosures was sent I think last Friday sevenight inclosed to
our mentor being absent & I was unwilling to charge you with a
doutreble letter. your other favor & the second part of the Bank bill came safe on Friday.
You will oblige me much by sending yr
parcel to Mrs Pennant's
upper Grosvenour street. my son
continues in town some time & will take care of my virtù
Concerns & will certainly pay his respects to you. I got one number of Mr Grose's
nent publication. I see that the prints are of the size which will suit me. therefore he will give himself the trouble of picking one for the present my desiderata for
Cumberland and Lancashire1
only I shall be content. I am going on forming a new set of my scotch tours,2
which I am impatient to put into half binding.
My best complints to Mr Burrel. I thank him for his kind Letter: & am convinced of his good intentions. my last recommend[...] is lost: for Johnson hearing of my ill success dropt his request to me.3 I am therefore to beg that Mr Burrel would not strike me out of his books but leave a blank to be filled up hereafter. I am am [sic] a Leech to those whom I fix on with a view to serve my neighbors.
Yours most faithfully,
Downing Decr 21. 1783.
My son will knock at yr door on Friday at 12: so I hope he will be let in.