27th Augt 1792.I have received yours dated 11th Feb'y this present year (by post) from Madras. ... Repeat my love to your Children and tell Mr. Dud1 that I think he comes on very well in the writing way as I see in a Postscript of your wife's. Make my respects to our old Friend Gen'l Brooks2 and all my friends in Medford, for I have and always shall have a Regard for the little place from which I drew my first breath. . . .
Omeidpore 10th May 1793.Yours of 1st May is now before me, in which it appears by the description You give, You are as happy as a people as any on the Globe—long may you continue so. Your Country can have found their account in the great freight they have got from India to Europe, but this like all other new Trades is liable to be ruin'd if so many engage in it. . . . Write me what seems to be [Dudley's3] leading inclination . . . at the same time let him not think he is always to sleep on a Bed of Roses or feathers—for 6 months in the Year his Uncle sleeps on a fine mat or Carpet—( The heat is so intolerable.)
Cape town 31st May 1797.A Ship being bound for New York I couldn't omit the Opp'ty of acquainting You of my coming here from Bengal—as I found my health declining so fast in India I saw no other remedy but to leave it for a cooler climate. Cape town 31st Jan 1800 . . . When you see Aunt Brooks4 pray let her know that I receiv'd her kind letter and would have answered it, but the time is so short. . . . In the meantime present