Downing April 16th 1791
Inclosed are instantly fulfilled the last of yr wishes.1
The rest shall be completed as soon as possible. I have packed up the print of Mr. Stillingfleet,
a few of
the Yr prints which I return, & 53 heads
my son brought me from Paris in 1789. Please to
keep what you like and return the others. Inclosed is a slate of our account: not sent by way of dun2
but that we may know how we stand. it must swell much more before it will be worth receiving. I think the first article is right: if you doubt, pray strike it out. [...] As you run into every odd shop: I shall be vastly happy if you cd
fall on vol [...] of Churchills collection of voyages,
or vol. [...] odd volumes.3 The [...]one
is much wanted for Guinea:4 the other for India.
These I mention not as a beggar: but to be put to account: you know my little deserts, so leave it to you to stop yr
bounty when you please.
I shall send the parcel possibly by the Salop coach on monday night for I pass through that proud town that day: I forgot to say that I put up the two curious drawing [sic] of the old London markets.
this days paper I see a new system of Natural history publishing by Cadel vol 1st.
Pray get from Faulder for me. if neatly done the prints will be of use to both of us: but I will give
[...] opinion of it when it arrives.
I lament that I cannot see yr fair daughters5 & yourself this summer: especially as possibly Mr Storer wd have made one of the party. I am equally grieved that of all things an aberration from the common roads of Great Britain, is the most impossible to Madam Pennant & self
As to my Lord de Cholmondely: we nice rustics will allow him every fine quality of the Jack-ass & nothing more.
and as to mi Lord de Cardigan: The usual pains & penalt
yies of unequal matches will probably add ornaments to his coronet.
surrounding Europe with usurped dominions!!!9
[...]ing a territory replete with forests of oaks, the magazine of resistless
[...] navies, Which, with her infernal ambition, will make all
Europe bend beneath her yoke!!!10
England in pity to the world, in pity to itself, must break her power. ^may the armed neutrality ever remain alta mente repostum: 11 & may the cry of the house echo from every part, DELENDA sit CATHERINA!!! 12