Some time ago I wrote to you very much at large, & with a great deal of freedom.1 But I trust you will have the goodness to attribute the Liberty I have taken in laying before you my Sentiments upon any part of your Conduct, to my sollicitude2 for your Success in your profession, & your Credit & satisfaction in Life: I should not have troubled you again after so short an interval, if I had not received a Letter relative to you, from our friend Doctor Sleigh,3 who interests himself very much for your Welfare. You see the Business is of importance, & deserves your Consideration. But the Letter which you have enclosed will let you more fully into the Business than I am able to do;4 & you will understand it much better than I can, as you are undoubtedly acquainted with the state of your fathersfather's affairs & the situation of your family.5 Possibly this may find you before you leave Rome.6 If it shd should I wish you a good Journey thro' through Italy - pray think of the affair enclosed as […] [gap in transcription (illegible), words: 1] as you can & see what can be done in it. I am with the greatest Truth & affection
most sincerely yours
Gregories Oct. r 8
All here desire to be rememberdremembered to you.