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particulars of which are too tedious to give you. Mr. Hutton dined here, and I have just received the enclosed from Lord Carmarthen, which makes me hope the Dutchess will receive the medal before this comes to your hands.
I have since dinner received the pleasure of your letter of the 28th of June, and as soon as your bill of 30 Louis comes to hand, or any other, I shall accept it, and when I accept it, it is with as much pleasure as I do any act of my life. I wish you to return Lord Carmarthen's letter.
I have seen Mrs. M-to-day. She says that she gives up George, and that Lady B does not comprehend the unpleasing extent of the attack on Sir William. He desires to keep his man a teek longer, which is extremely inconvenient to all parties, Sir William excepted. Poor dear Betsy! Mr. - I
suppose will write you more. She has been bled, fainted, &c. &c. I have seen her twice. She is all goodness; but Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Gordon, &c. shake their heads about the Baronet, and remain in silence. The L-Member has much to answer for, but all reflection comes too late, and adds to the regret.
I regularly make my pilgrimage to Kensington, except that of late I have been kept in town on the Thursday. The report here is, that the King of Sweden has left France in disgust.
Good night, dearest Pally.
Kensington Gore, Sunday, July 4, 1784.
I sent you, my dearest Polly, by the last post a bill of Sir Robert Herries for 600 livres, and Lord Carmarthen's very polite letter to me about Captain Cook's medal, which I hope you received, and the medal, which accompanied the Secretary's dispatches. Your draft for 30 Louis is not yet come to hand. When it does, it will be duly honoured.
I wish you to inquire at Sève about a small dinner service for four persons, and if the master of the manufactory will undertake to send it to London, and deliver it there unbroken, or if it can be sent to Calais, and by Monsieur Leguillon to
Mr. Fector at Dover, and he will draw for his money on the Tresorier de la Ville de Londres, at two, three, or four usances, and what the price will be, and if he will send me by you a pattern. I should be glad that you would bring him into a regular correspondence with me by the post, and I think we can always contrive opportunities of getting over small things. You might purchase for three or four Louis for me, and pay him.
. I have arranged it with good Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Gordon, that after return to Dover I shall keep you there, and in the environs, three or four days, that you may recover your fatigues, before you come to the hurry of our capital, and visiting all your old friends, for we are all uneasy, not from the fear of any immediate bad consequence, but your suffering afterwards.
Monday Morning, July 5. I am just returned from Kensington Gore; and although it is not seven, the Almanach Royal arrived here this morning before me, for which I am much obliged to you. I believe from Elmsly's account that it is the only one in England.
I hope to be in time for a present to the Dutchess on her féte, and I wish you to send me the copy of a proper short letter on the occasion.
You will see by an advertisement from the Navy Office in this day's Morning Post what is doing about Navy bills. I mean to dispose of that whole property, and replace the part due to the City in other securities of the same nature, taking my right of the profits, which of those even to April 1782, will I trust finish easily whatever you can want for