Bristol May 23rd 1798
I received Miss Jones’s kind favor yesterday too late for a reply
by return of Post. In order to save you the Postage of a letter from T.
P & T at their request I enclose a draft for £25 and they will
take care to remit you the £125 on the first of July.
I think your landlord has behaved handsome in only charging you £5.13.0.
additional Rent for I know not where you would have suited yourself so
I should be exceedingly concerned to hear that a single weekley Bill was
left unpaid. It must be your own fault if that should ever be the case.
I am happy to tell you that my Grandson is a fine Boy, christened Evan
after his Grandfather Baillie my Daughter Baillie and every branch of
my family save my Son Charles who has a Cold are perfectly well. I must
also except my Servant Pero who is very ill and now at Ashton for change
of Air, I much doubt his recovery. One or other of us visit him three
or four times a week. He has waited on my Person upwards of thirty two
years, and I cannot help feeling much for him: notwithstanding he has
not lately conducted himself as well as I could have wished.
If I visit London it will be for the sole purpose of paying my respects
to you: and you may rest assured, if I conveniently can, in the course
of the summer I will do it. All my family unite in love to you and Miss
Jones with Dear Madam my best respects and kind remembrance to Mr. And
Your ever Affect[io]n[ately]