Permit me sir to return you thanks for your favour [sic]; the character you was [sic] pleased to describe me under in your letter of recommendation to Colo. [Colonel] Hood of Alexandria in my behalf, for the kind and generous reception I met with from the Colo. on account of it: which he was pleased to express in a desire of serving me in any instance I might stand in need of: as also would have recommended me to a gentleman in that neighbourhood, [sic] who would draw bills on his brother (on his own estate) either in London or Jamaica could I have applied them; however the gentleman of whom I expected to purchase had got himself in a better situation than he was: so now he ask'd me instead of £500. £2200. Sterling, he had obtained a permit from the Governor and Council of Virga. [Virginia] to go home by which means he sav'd his Estate from confiscation which he before was apprehensive of; had he left the continant [sic] in a different manner.
We are at present quite lost in [word(s) illegible] our politicians disagree much in their opinions about them: Some expect a continuance of the war, others a speedy peace; to the latter I am inclined to subscribe as the grand secret has not yet transpir'd in our parts (my)
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