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10 Letters oft. &c inoft.

You don't take sufficient care to separate
the ostensible from the inostensible part of your
letters. Q.S.P. has himself been suggesting
the expediency of writing on separate slips
of paper.

n* When G or S. return, or
any private conveyance offers,
suppose you were to send me
any thing that you could pick
up worth sending to L. S.
particularly as much as you can pick up of the life & <add> character &
conversation of
your intimate friend's great friend</add>

11 Peake &c

On Saturday I wrote to Peake,
copying your words, mentioning your
illness as a reason for your not being more
particular, & telling him of the offers made
you ( ) without naming the
Salary, I don't see after all that you
have much chance of any of these
people. I don't see what you can
have to offer them. Marberry shrunk
back at the idea of the cold, in Courland.
If you should ever have to make
them offers, you should write to them
yourself: it will be safer (as you are
out of the Kingdom) and more engaging
to them, than if I were to do it.

12. Agency

The offers made at Pet.h will be an excellent
basis for you to go upon in your negotiation
with for the agency: & if you will have the most of making
a great sacrifice: and 2, if you are thought
fit to be trusted with such important concerns, a factori
with the other lesser ones. Perhaps it was
something of this sort that you were waiting for.
If he listens to the proposal, you may bring to his view
the contingency of his [your losing the place by] his dying
in which case you could be left without employ.
This might be a ground for demanding some little
matter perhaps, such as a hundred a year or so
not subject to such contingency : a contingency which
you would not be subject to at Petersb: because let
the Emp. die it would not be likely to make any
difference. The Marche must go on just the same.

13 Foster

Thank him cordially in my name, for the trouble he
gave himself about my letter.

As Foster is coming back to England, be aware
of that circumstance of his being catechized
by Q.S.P. (particularly about your return &
illness) & take care accordingly that he should be possessed
of no notion: but what you wish Q.S.P. to entertain

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14 Mulford to Q.S.P.

Millbrook 30 March 1780
Dear Sir

I thank you kindly for the loan of the
Journal, which in perusal gave me good
pleasure & satisfaction, it affords many instances
of your Sons personal qualifications
likewise the great advantage of his own &
Brother's high and useful connections made in
England. Though the gaiety of Courts are too
apt to divert the mind from the useful
and profitable, it must be great pleasure
to his friends they can not discover they
have in the least detached him from his first
and principle view; unless indeed in one instance,
viz: that of the concert: and though
grey hairs may be supposed to fortify against
passions, have yet upon reading the journal
my servant came thrice into the room
to remind me the fire was quite out.
There are few instances were a young fel
has introduced himself of the great theatre of
the world in so respectable a manner & much fewer,
were two Sons in one family are such exalted
characters; had they fallen to my lot, it
might possibly ( had there been occasion) reduced
me to one suit, and a 2 pair of stairs

I shall ever wish on such like occasions
your concern greater than what you felt at
the report of the vessel's being cast away, & hope
no one will ever be able to lessen your affection
for your own children; but that they may meet
with reasonable assistance, and suitable encouragement
to further their studys, and promote
their advancement in life. These little barks
that are now tossed on the waves of this world
will you know often prove leaky, and must
goe into dock to be repaired —

As a second perusal will be a second pleasure,
you will see nothing of the Journal till
the latter end of next month, when I propose,
God willing, being in town, unless I am commanded
elsewhere otherwise. I am Dr Sir
Your affectionate hum. servant
N.B. Mulford is not yet in town. May 9th.

Identifier: | JB/539/044/001
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