MAY God Almighty by his power and great Mercy pre­serve that kind friend under the care of his protection! I received great pleasure from the honor of perusing your excellent letter which was directed to this sincere wellwisher; and my whole time is spent in wishing to see that source of life, and little of my time passes without remembering you.

“In the recollection of you I am well, in the idea of you I am happy.
“I have no complaint but that of not seeing you.”

I expect that, until the news of the honor of a joyful meeting, you will remember me by letter or message. Since that is my wish I have troubled you with nothing more.