Downing Nov 5th 87.
I have been long in thanking you for your favor from Fareham. 2
But be assured I have not been idle in matters that you are interested in. my of London
will find you full employ: How it will exercise yr collecting faculties. make much of it for those will be my last words
to the public. Look to David for my postuma.
sailed under yr isle in the finest morning and after experiencing co [...]lors
& tempests & lying by a whole night off the french coast landed safe at
Havre. in his way to Paris
he visited Rouen, Caen, Bayeux,
Cherbourg, Mt St Michel,
St Maloes, Rennes
La Flêche &c. is now departed for the south of France,
& towards march will cross the Pyrenees. He progs well for his father: &
has got for me among other good things Les delices de la gr. Bretagne.
My best Compliments attend miss Bulls.5 I wish them well thro their Winter immersion. Write soon. & give me all the news you can scrape.
Yrs most truely
Along top of second page in Richard Bull's hand: