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So much, at least for the present, as to myself.
I will now give you as full and at the same time as brief, an account of the state of
your affairs as I can so far as they have come to my knowledge.

Of the disagreeable business of the Malthouse you would not
wish, I suppose to hear much. It will be a satisfaction however
to you to know that with respect to the Extent the Assignees
have the better of the King. This makes a difference
of about £250 in favour of the Creditors. One Low
a Publican, who keeps the Brown Bear in Leman Street
Goodman's fields has been with me about taking it. But
as he would offer no more than £30 a year I told him
I could give him no encouragement to expect that you would
close with his proposal. The manner and appearance of the
man I liked much; but as I have very little faith in
physionomy and never think it a sufficient ground for
better can be had, I put a number of
questions to him to serve as a ground for the enquiries I
intend to make concerning his character and circumstances.
All the rest I have to say to you on this subject, Sir,
may wait till your return.

Pope's affair, Mr Browne desires me to tell you, rests
in status quo till your return. Alas! Dear Sir, I am
sorry that you are now for the first time to learn by
bitter experience what I have long since understood from
frequent observation, that the parson's so much boasted maxim " Wherever the
"Law gives a right, it gives a remedy" is no more nor less than
a Conundrum. The key to it is, that if it does not give a
remedy, it gives no right — When there is no legal right,
there can be no legal wrong.

Now for the better news — Mr Browne has received the rent
of the houses in Petty France up to Midsummer. I
took a view of them last Thursday. The Beams and Joists
of the 1st floor are laid, and the side walls carried up
almost to the 2d. There seemed to be a good many men at
work. You have heard from Mrs Far of Mrs Leech's
death. To this I may add that before the old lady was
carried out of the house, two persons Chamber-Milliners
who live next door to Mrs Delap, came to look at the
Apartment, as I understand, in the view of taking it. But
persons so circumstanced I suppose you would hardly wish
to have for Tenants. If you can fix upon your plan at that
distance and should think proper to communicate it to me, or any
body else, it might save some as to the letting it. It might
at least be advertised. — I forget whether Mr Browne had
told that the assignment of your Lease of the Houses in Petty France
has been executed by all parties.

Your Coachman Danvil is hired to a Mr Jeake's in
James Street; but would not engage himself for longer
than till your return, till he knew whether you might
not be willing to take him again into your service. Such

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a testimony of attachment in a servant cannot I should
think but be pleasing.

At the same time [Thursday 24th] I went to look at the houses, I
called upon Mrs Far, and at Mr Barret's . Mr Barret
I was told was out of town; and has been so, I
understood from Mrs Far, ever since a week after he had
written to you. The old lady looked purely well, and
had been hard at work she told me in the garden.
Weeding, I think it was, and gathering of the onions. She
was kind enough to shew me the last letter she had
received from my Mother, by which I learnt how to
direct to you at your new quarters.

It gave me a sincere pleasure to learn from your letter
that your situation was so agreable, and that your time
had passed till then so much to your satisfaction: and
from my mother's, that for the single inconvenience you
found in your original quarters you found so pleasant
a remedy in exchanging them for better. Indeed I
had set you down in my own mind at Paris, before,
though not so long before, the end of your excursion.
My mother's inclinations seemed to point pretty steadily
that way, and your's seemed wavering: and I thought;
you may tell her, you would not resist the most irresistible
of all persuasion.

Among persons whom I know to be of your acquaintance
there are dead since you left London, Mrs Payne
the Bookseller's wife, and Mrs Thomas Dyer. Mrs Dyer
(by the newspapers) died Wednesday the 16th at Kensington
Mrs Payne a fortnight or three weeks before.

It is possible you may see at Paris Mr Corsellis of
Wivenhoe. To re-establish his finances which are a
little deranged, and shake off a set of acquaintance
whose security he finds as prejudicial to his fortune health
as to his fortune, he has raised his rents, and is gone going
over with his whole family at Michaelmas to live
somewhere for a time somewhere in France. His brother Caesar
quits his house in Red Lion Street to live wholly in
the country: I think it is at General Gansil's that he
has purchased.

So much for private news — As to political, that
you have now in sufficient plenty, I suppose from,
the foreign papers.

I am obliged to my Mother for giving me an opportunity
of testifying the pleasure I shall always take
in obeying her commands. The fate of Mrs Rudd and
the Perrau's still continues in suspense. They stand
respected till after her trial; and her trial has been put
off upon her and her Attorney's affidavit of the absence of
a witness. In the mean time she has given a fresh specimen
of her villainy. A woman who had lived with her as a servant
from motives of gratitude and compassion, went to see her
old mistress in her distress, and to make a lender of her servant

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