My Dear Sir,
I am anxious to know from yourself, that you are able again to resume your truly interesting work with safety and comfort, and that all other matters relating to your welfare, are proceeding according to my wishes.
I long much for a proof of your etching from the admired and admirable Birth of Pandora. 1 How much pleasure it would give me to see that fine picture in Scotland,2 (which I have taught to know your merit) and to dig out monuments of your fame from our modern Gothic rubbish!3
Our worthy friend Bonomi4 charges himself with these lines from, my excellent Barry, your assured friend,
Edinburgh, 5 January 13, 1806.