It was with real pleasure that I received a Letter from the son of my old and very Much Esteemed Friend; your Father's memory will ever be Dear to me. He was a most Accomplished Gentleman, and one of the best Friends I ever had; and it gives me particular satisfaction and pleasure to know that you are yet Living, that you are Blest with an Amiable Family, and that you enjoy the Comforts of life. May these Blessings be long continued to you and yours.
I am sorry it has not been in my power to render your amiable Friend, Mrs Jones, all that polite attention I could wish, oweing to Mrs Lloyd's Extreem Ill Health. At the time of Mrs Jones' arrival I had but little hopes of her recovery, but thank God she is now better.
I have paid all the attention in my power to Mrs Jones disorder in her Eyes, & made such Applications as I judged most likely to serve her, but with very little effect. I apprehend the complaint to be a begining Cataract (a disorder but little in the power of Medecine). Should she hereafter become blind (which I think doubtfull), she may be releaved by couching, which I would never advise while any tolerable vision remains & then on but one Eye, least the other might be injured by the consequent Inflammation attending the operation, & the Sight of one Eye will answer every necessary purpose. Mrs Lloyd & My Daughter Roslund unite with me in our best regards to Mrs Spence, yourself & family, and believe me to be with much esteem & regard,