[p. 21] and after I so far recover'd my Sickness as to be able to come to London I waited upon them again but was answer'd they were engag'd so that I never attempted to go afterwards and I have not seen any of the Ministry since as I mention'd before. I waited also upon Govr Pownall who I had the pleasure of having a long Conversation with and he ask'd very kindly after a great number of his Friends and acquaintances in particular after Mr Bowdoine and Mr Pitts and express'd a great regard for them both and for the Province in general as being a very fine Country and a good sort of People and was very sorry for the difficulties that have happen'd and said had his advice been seasonably taken it is likely it would have prevented all these troubles. Govr B——and Govr H——came to see me soon after my arrival and I return'd their visit and soon after Govr H. was so complaisant as to invite me to dine with him but I did not go so our acquaintance soon broke off. Lieut Govr Oliver has lost his Wife she died about Two Months ago and he is remov'd with his Family to Bristol as is Mrs Boarland and Family and Mr Lechmere and Family and a good many more of our Country People Mr Simpson talks of going in a few Days to live there so that I shall be left alone from all my American acquaintance except Mr Flucer who is but a little distance from me I never was at Bristol but they say it is a pleasant place and that they can live a third cheaper there than they could here I have thoughts of going there soon in about a Fortnights time to drink the Hott Well Waters which the Docters tell me is good for the Disorder I complain of upon my Liver that I have been for some years afflicted with tho I thank God I am much better than I have been for this Twelvemonth past and am in hopes this Journey to Bath and Bristol Hott Wells will recover me entirely. Some time past I receiv'd a Letter from my Attorney Dr Simon Tufts at Medford dated October 22 wherein he says that the Committee of Medford for the last year voted my Estate out of his
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